Wednesday, October 17, 2007
Andy had gallbladder surgery done this morning. He ended up getting the first surgery of the day which meant that we needed to be there at the crack of dawn. It's bad enough I have to get up early to go to work but it's even worse when you have to get up early to head to the hospital. Surgery ended up taking about 1 1/2hrs...then took another hour to get him into an observation room. From there things went downhill as trying to get anything out of the nurses was like pulling teeth. Started with him being given the wrong control to use for the nurses call button...good thing nothing serious happened cause we sure wouldn't have gotten any nurses with the control he had...and ended with it taking almost two hours to get discharged because of lack of communication on the different nurses part. Good thing is that the surgery went smoothly and dr indicated that it was good that the gallbladder had been removed as it was inflamed. Andy came home with 4 bandaids on his belly...pretty amazing when you think he had an organ removed through one of those tiny cuts. He has some good pain meds so so far he's doing okay. I'll be off for the next two days...took vacation for today and tomorrow...and will work from home on Friday assuming Andy is up to handling the kids some.