(Written by Ali):
Today Katie’s surgery went well. We got to the hospital about noon, and went back immediately to pre-op. There we waited about an hour and ½ until they came to get her about 2pm. Dr Gordon came in and said hello, Mom went back with Katie. They did not give her Versed, which is the calming drug they usually give her. Mom said it a few times that she usually gets that, but either they didn’t realize she was trying to tell them to order some, or understood that she had been doing well so they didn’t give it to her. Katie’s OR today didn’t have an induction room, so Mom was not able to stay with her while they had her breathe the gas to put her to sleep. That was not good for Katie, and she had a difficult time as Mom left. Later Katie told me the gas wasn’t working fast, so they had her take a deep breath of it. To her dismay.
It was only 35-40 mins until Dr Gordon met with us to tell us it went great, her bone is solid and he is really pleased with everything. (We recorded that convo that I’m sure mom will share more of later). Then Mom went back 10 minutes later to recovery and we left the hospital about 4:30 pm. Immediately Mom ran to the cafeteria to get Katie mashed potatoes and gravy. She ate a lot of it in the car on our way to the store. She didn’t lke the gravy because it was too salty. But I bought a few donuts and she ate a good quarter of a chocolate cake donut. She scraped off the frosting of most of it, but she was totally lovin it.
So things went well, she says it feels weird. But she is totally stoked to be able to eat now. Grateful for a quick surgery day in and out. We are not in the RMH yet, we stop by each day to see if any update…maybe tomorrow.
We are going to watch Hocus Pocus now. Goodnight! Love you All
Ali, Mom, Kate, Wade