Thursday, August 27, 2009

Surgery Update 2: 2 Hours In

Just got a beeper message. Fairly simple. Bennett is still in the OR, the message on the beeper is that things are going fine. It's just a heads up to let us know that as of right now there aren't any complications going on. We won't get much more for a while, but will update when I get a chance to.

Truthfully? This part is kind of easy. Like being on a plane. I can't really leave the area, like a plane, someone else is at the controls, so I have no ability to affect the outcome. All I can do is wait for each next step. So until we land, not much to do but read and wait.

Having access to the public wireless server is great, but no access to my e-mail because of the public nature of the wireless. Bummer.

Anyway, more tired than stressed, up since 3:30 AM, but still hanging tight.

14 comments:

  1. I've been nervous all morning but for some reason I just got a feeling that he is going to be ok. Hang in there!

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  2. Yep, like I said in a previous comment, there is no turning back now, you just have to sit back and "enjoy the ride".

    Hopefully no complications thus far, means they probably don't foresee any complications right to the end. Which would be a great thing.

    Even plane rides start to feel tiresome after a while, and this one might take some time, after all this IS BRAIN SURGERY. We never really expect to use that figure of speech in reverse, but hopefully it'll all be worth it, and for the better.

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  3. We are actually on a plane. And we got a big fat no on surgery for now.

    Thinking of y'all.

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  4. I woke up at 4:30 with Bennett on my mind....LOVE your analogy to the plane ride....PERFECT, as usual....

    Sounds like you are doing OK as well as the boy.....

    Hang tough! Won't be long now....

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  5. Glad to hear all is well so far. Keepin ya all in my prayers.

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  6. Have I ever told you HOW much I HATE planes???

    ((((hugs))))

    ...danielle

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  7. I felt the same way. I wonder what people did before the internet??? I would have gone mad! The waiting room we were in did not have cell phone reception. So I couldn't talk to anyone (expect through Skype) so I concentrated on my blog and catching up on others.

    Even though the updates are simple, it is comforting knowing everything is going okay.

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  8. Glad things are going smoothly. Having wireless internet definitely helped get us through the surgery wait. Keeping all of you in our thoughts!

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  9. Still here with you. hang in there!

    Liz- I am sorry things didn't go well for you and Maddie.

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  10. Thanks for the updates. I'm sure it's a good distraction for you too. Thinking of you and your family and praying that all goes well with Bennett.

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  11. Thinking of you all morning and sending tons of prayers your way.Planes?Not very fond of them.Avoid it at all costs actually ... it's that lack of control thing that gets you everytime.Peace while you wait.

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  12. Off the plane now.....and hoping everything went smoothly. Hopefully by now you are back with Bennett so at least you don't have that sense of lacking control.

    Thinking of y'all.

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  13. The pager thingy is awesome. I've sat in waiting rooms before during surgeries and had no updates.

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  14. Ken and family-

    Overjoyed that surgery had no complications... filled with hope today is a new beginning.

    Grant

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