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.