Rachel goes in for her gall bladder removal surgery in a couple of hours. We’ve got good friends watching the kids, and it’s only a day surgery, so hopefully, by this evening, we’ll be recovering peacefully at home. It’s amazing what they can do with laproscopic surgery – 4 tiny incisions, fill up the abdomen with air, and go in with tiny cameras an instruments. In a geeky way, I sort of wish I could watch, but then, I really don’t want to see it done on my wife. 😉
Thanks to everyone who’s sent good wishes and kind thoughts. We really appreciate it.
I won’t be live blogging this one, but I’ll post an update once we’re home.
Update: We’re home now. Surgery’s over, and Rachel is doing fine. It’s been a rough 24 hours for us all, and I haven’t slept much, but we’re happy. The surgery was originally scheduled for noon, but once we got in to the hospital (including filling out paperwork, Rachel changing into a gown and getting an IV started), they told us that they were really busy/backed up, and wouldn’t be able to get the surgery started until about 6:00 PM. They sent us home, and we came back later.
Since they were getting started so late, that meant we had to stay overnight at the hospital. Emma was already staying overnight with some friends (thanks, Kris and Kip!), but the babysitter we had for Gabriel was only until the afternoon, so we picked him up, and he spent the rest of the time with me. Rachel didn’t actually get into surgery until about 7:30 PM, so by the time she got out of recovery and up to her room, it was about 11:00 PM. I spent the next 12 hours taking care of Gabe and trying to take care of Rachel, and then we were discharged.
We’re all at home now. Rachel’s sore, but doing well. Emma’s happy to be home, and Gabe is, well, acting like a seven week old baby.
We want to thank everyone who has been so willing to help us – family, friends, and acquaintances. We wouldn’t have made it through without you, and we really, really appreciate everything. We’ll do the same for you – just let us know!