Monday, March 28, 2011

Surgery Update - 3pm

A nurse just came out to tell us that the surgeon did BOTH fusions.  She said that she (the surgeon) would be out soon to talk to us about how things went.  Tom asked her if Harlie did okay for them and she said, "She's stable."  Hmmmm... not sure how to take that.  English is not her first language, so I'm hoping it's just a cultural thing and not a the doctor has to tell you that something very serious happened in the OR kind of thing.

The nurse said that they still had to cast her - so it would still be "a while" before we see her surgeon.  While I'm anxious to see her - I don't want to see her!  I'm dreading what she's going to look like in this cast.  And that sounds so stupid after having to see her after two jaw reconstructions.  Those were the WORST.

And that reminds me - I haven't really talked about Murphy and how he's doing with this surgery.  We talked to him a week or so ago about it.  He asked if she would come home looking like Frankenstein.  Oh, my poor kids.  All of them.  I really hope they develop good coping mechanisms and don't try/like drugs.  I've seen my fair share of A&E's Intervention.  They all had something traumatic happen to them when they were kids.  Well, most of them anyway.

Murphy did his best to ignore me as much as humanly possible for the entire day.  I had to resort to sending him next door.  Thanks, Cami!  Then Cooper was a whiny mess.  He could clearly see that something was amiss as our mass of baggage grew in the hallway.  Murphy was eating dinner and Cooper ran up to him and threw his arms around him and said, "hug."  Oh, a moment to treasure!!!!

Okay, back to right now.  They have the TVs on in the waiting room and we are watching some horrid soap opera.  There is a very inappropriate scene of romantic nature on right now.  EW!  Isn't this a children's hospital????  Tom can't stand it and keeps making funny comments.  He just said, "and now he's going to fumble with her bra."  Yes, it's that kind of scene.  Hey fellow stranger parent sitting next to me in the waiting room, good TV viewing, huh?  Oh, I'm sorry, that's you snoring.  Sorry, didn't mean to wake you.

Oh, the joys of having a complex child and spending a mass amount of time in uncomfortable situations. Good times!

Anyway - got off track a bit there - the waiting isn't really the worst part.  It's all the days in the hospital afterwards that are hard.

Okay, I'll update again when I know more.


Donna said...

It's good to see you still have your amazing sense of humor!! I laughed out loud.
Can't wait for the next update...fingers crossed it all went well.

Sandy said...

My heart is aching for you! Wish I could do something. We love you all!!!!

Grandma said...

Christy, please believe me the boys are fine. Laughing, clowning around, eating and Cooper took an 1 1/2 hr nap. all is well here at the Holton household. Homework almost worry about Harlie...not the boys.

Sharleen said...

Your family and especially Harlie are in our thoughts and prayers. Don't worry about the boys, Mary Ann will take good care of them. Hugs!