Friday, May 29, 2009

She's in

Ellie woke up this morning and told us very clearly that 'I am very excited to go to the hospital today!'

After a the normal amount of waiting room time when she told every doctor nurse and staff person that she was losing her ostomy today, at 9:30 this morning Abby finally carried her into the OR and watched her ride the versed wave to sleep.

And away we go.

Dr. Jennings told us that it may be a 'normal long time', or a 'more than normal long time', depending on what he finds when he opens things up.  If there is a lot of scar tissue or adhesions from the last surgeries, it may take a while to clean things up.  

We'll leave it to him and our favorite anesthesiologist.  

Yes we have a favorite anesthesiologist.

Ellie has had him three times now and we ask for him by name.  He is great with us, with her and Dr. Jennings told us this morning that we are right and he likes having this guy on the team.

Waiting rooms suck and always will.  Now it is nothing but waiting and we can't do a thing to help (as much as Abby would like to) so we have taken off and will avoid the waiting room until the phone rings.  

If only I could find a bed for a nap.


Kate said...

So what are you doing to pass the time? Can you go to a dumb movie? Walk the mall? All I can say is Cripes.

Anonymous said...

If it was sunny, you could go hang in the lovely Children's garden that I remember so fondly. Try to picture yourself holding a nice round Ativan or six in your pocket - usually that's enough to chill me out without actually having to ingest it. I love you guys.

Anonymous said...

to kill time you can visit my blog, I did another home tour today through kellys korner blog you can tell me what you think of Evans room. We had our first dye test today. So far it looks like there are no blockages in the intestine. I will be there where you are this monday, so hopefully we can chat then to make time pass. I can't wait to see a pic of her belly w/ no ostomy! I will def. post Evan's once it is gone.

Unknown said...

Hang in there A & G. And go Ellie! Can't wait to see you smiling and bouncing back on your front porch!

Love, Uncle Fred

Marla said...

You don't know me but I feel like I know you (through K8 and through reading your blog) and I'm thinking of you guys today! :)