Wow, I can’t believe it is here already. Tomorrow morning is surgery. We got admitted tonight… right now, all I can say is… yay hospital ice! lol… however, it’s bigger than I remember. I talked to like 3 different doctors, all telling me the same thing. Surgery is going to take long, I could have brain, heart or lung damage, they are going to do everything in their power to manage my pain, etc, etc. Kelly’s surgery starts around 7am. However, it will probably be 8 by the time they get her to sleep, start her edidural, get everything situated and actually start her surgery, open her up. Then I will probably go in around 8-830 and they will probably cut me open around 9-10. They don’t want to get our expectations up, so they tell us to expect to be in surgery all day. I’m thinking it will prob. be 4-6 hours for kelly and 5-7 for me.
I did find out something new though! They did the hand encephalopathy test (which means I have high ammonia levels in my brain) which could account for my memory loss/trouble/foggy brain.
Both Kelly and I are pretty nervous. They told me I will have an IV in my neck, that creeps me out. I might also have a breathing tube for a bit after I wake up, Kelly probably won’t. The nurses and doctors have been exceptionally nice, I’ve been really really surprised at how caring they are. I am in room 922 and Kelly is in 945 but I think Kelly will be in my room after she gets out of surgery tomorrow (922) because I go to ICU for a couple days once I’m out of surgery. I lose quite a bit of blood/fluid during surgery. Please be praying for us.
This room is a little older, we have an ancient 1970’s tv and a framed picture that looks like it should be in my grandma’s house. Thankfully, I do have a view of some trees, the fog looks pretty cool going through the trees. I can only imagine what it will look like tomorrow when I am on drugs! haha Thank you to all who have been praying and sent loving messages, I appreciate it! Love you all! =D