February 20, 2014
We got up early this morning, as Jason had to go in for surgery this morning, that was supposed to be about three hours long. We got there at about 08:30 this morning and Linda and I finally got to head back home at about 20:30 (8:30pm), but I jump ahead a bit. Jason was scheduled to go in at about 10:30, and things were actually progressing nicely. After a number of questions being asked, and re-asked, Jason went into the O.R. at about 11:00. The original plan was to have him back out around 14:00 (2pm) and then get him over to his hospital room, at about 15:00 (3pm). That wasn't what happened. The doctors (there were four different disciplines in the operating room, with Jason) began their work and stepped up and did their work and sometimes overlapped each other's efforts This coordination and overlapping of effort was to help things to run smoothly, but actually caused the surgery to take longer. The others all got their work done and now Plastics was doing their work, and finally their work was done. They finally got out of the operating room again at about 17:30 (5:30pm). After that he had to endure another two hours in the recovery before he was able to finally get to his own room. There were a couple of things that caused the doctors to approach some of the work differently than originally wanted, though that did allow them to get more done. There is one "small" section that they are concerned about and we'll know the status of that in a couple of days. He will be in the hospital for at least this weekend, and possibly most of the rest of the week. After he gets back to the house he will be on bed rest for a number of weeks, and then finally back to his new normal. Thank you, for all the continued support and prayers. Take care and stay positive.