Friday, May 23, 2008

He's in the Operating Room



We got here at 6 am and waited in the PACU. Drew did great! They didn't take him back to the OR until about 8:15, but he really did fabulous. He played with dinosaurs, watched a movie and only asked for a snack a couple of times. About 7:15 he said "I want to go to the operating room!" I guess he was tired of waiting too. They gave him the versed (which makes him relaxed and sleepy) and the anesthesiologist was impressed that he took it all by himself, and that he had a CT with no anesthesia. When it was time to go, he was awake, but very relaxed. He said goodbye with no tears, we said we'd see him when he woke up and he said ok. Now Dan and I are going to have breakfast in the cafeteria, then come back up to meet Dr. Hanley before he goes into the operating room. They said it could be 9:30 before he actually begins surgery, the rest of the time is anesthesia getting Drew prepared. We don't expect to hear from the surgeons again until 3 or so, but we'll post if we get any updates.

22 comments:

Our Family said...

Just checking in before my class gets here. I woke up thinking about you guys, and will be doing the same all day long. Good luck....I'm actually a bit excited for you! And good thing you are eating, that's the part I always forget.

Isabelle & Calista's Mommy said...

Thinking about you all! and PRAYING!!!!

Jonica Eberbach said...

What a strong, amazing little boy! We are sending our thoughts and prayers!!!

The Portas said...

Praying hard for you all!! Thanks for the update. What a good little boy Drew is! I'm so impressed!

xoxoxoxoxox

Molly said...

You guys are super stars to keep us all informed. Steve, Molly and I spent time praying for you guys first thing this morning. So glad to hear the pre-op procedures went relatively smoothly! Still praying...
Amy

Party of 5 said...

it encouraged my heart to see his smiling face from this morning's photo. he's the bravest person i know. thanks for the update. with prayers, Kacie

Kym said...

Just wanted to let you all know that I am praying like crazy this morning for you and Drew!
Kym

Laurie said...

Drew is the bravest boy I know! I was so encouraged to see that big smile this morning...we will be praying & thinking of you guys. Thank you so much for taking time to update us.

PINKWISDOM said...

Wow, Drew is such a strong little guy. Stay busy at the hospital.. Play tic/tac/toe, hangman, 20 questions. Anything to bring smiles to your faces and peace in your heart.
Love you guys
Cortnie Bain

Carrie said...

I was thinking of you yesterday and decided to see if I could find you to see how you guys were doing. To my surprise I found this blog and have been thinking about you guys constantly since yesterday afternoon. Doesn't God work in strange ways? (My kids were very moved when I told them of Drew's surgery today and had lots of questions.)
What an amazing little boy you have...such incredible strength. He gets that from somewhere you know!
I'll be praying for all of you today.
Carrie Stoltz

UbrStrBksMom said...

Been praying since we woke up! Drew looks great and I know you guys are going to be good. Thinking of you all day!

God is right there beside all of you. Holding Ava up in prayer as well!

hugs Paige

Anonymous said...

Good luck you guys! Drew, is so brave! So are you two, Dan and Andrea. I'll be thinking of you today.
Love,
Joan

Anonymous said...

I woke up this morning with such a tug in my heart for all of you. Like so many others have said I just feel a peace about this for Drew. The pictures say it the best. He looked so brave and at peace with what was ahead. So do you and Dan actually. We love you guys and love the updates. We are praying for you right now and will continue to pray all day.
Lots of Love and prayer
Kristina Tony and Tommy

Jennifer Herring said...

Praying, praying, and more praying.

-Jennifer & Donovan

Anne Marie said...

I think everyone's already said it- but Drew's updates are so helpful to all of us who are thinking of him miles and miles away. Especially his big, smiley photos- his spirit puts us all at ease! You are amazing for taking the time to give us such detailed posts- I don't know how you do it! All our love and prayers are with you, Dan, Drew, and Ava.

The Cohen's said...

Prayers, prayers, and more prayers for Drew and the two of you. Will be thinking of you all day.

Anonymous said...

Our thoughts and prayers are with Drew and your family.

Love,
The Markels

Katie Scott said...

what a brave boy!! we are praying!!

Matthew said...

Siri and I are praying for you too. Sounds like quite a blessing that Drew is such a trooper!! What a little gift from God he is!

Vanessa said...

What a brave little boy Drew is. We've been praying all morning for a wonderful surgery and quick recovery.

Lexi said...

Thank you for the update! I will keep that smile imprinted in my head and will be PRAYING!!!!!
Love the Sheridan's:)

Rebecca Meyrs said...

Just checking in - you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Love,
The Myers'