Monday, January 26, 2009

Surgery: Waiting Room 10 AM Update

We are sitting here in the waiting room and there is not much to do so I thought I would type a quick post. We arrived early at 6:30 AM and checked in. At 7:30, they moved us into the Pre-Op room. Lauren changed into her gown and they did a quick check of her vitals (i.e. blood pressure, temperature, and heart rate). We met the nurses that will assist with the surgery as well as the anesthesiologist, Dr. Ort, and Dr. Roberson. Lauren was very cooperative and just enjoyed watching cartoons as they came in and out of the room. They gave her some medication to drink and said it would make her drowsy. Within about 10 minutes her eyes started to get heavy and you could tell she was a bit loopy. At this point the operating room was ready and they told us we had to leave back to the waiting room. After really struggling through the first few minutes, we have settled in now and have been waiting for about 1 1/2 hours. They said the surgery should be approximately 3 hours. They have a large flat screen TV in the waiting room that you can watch what stage of the surgery they are currently in. It is really a great way to keep everyone educated with patient statuses and you feel like you don't have to ask every nurse or doctor walking by for an update.

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