Monday, January 12, 2009

Surgery Day! I don’t think either of us slept last night. I prayed that the surgery would go well and if it be His will that it would be benign. We had to be there at 7am for surgery at 8:00. Steve and Lori came to wait with Carl. I am so thankful for their friendship. My biggest worry for today was that the doctor would come out with bad news and Carl would not have anyone with him. I know that they will always be there for him today and any other time he needs.
My boss and moreover my dear friend, Ann, came over to be with us also. She is an incredibly busy Nurse Manager. Monday mornings in the NICU are a very busy time for her yet she came and acted as though she had nothing better to do than to be with us.
I really can’t say what went on from 8:30 until about 2:00. The doctor came out and talked to Carl and Steve and Ann. I do know that this was the first time I didn’t get sick after anesthesia. Yeah!!!
I do remember vividly Carl telling me the results. But I was more worried about how he was taking it than what that actually meant for me. He seemed fairly positive so I was also.
I just remember praying and thanking God that the surgery went well and I didn’t throw up!