Thanks for all the thoughts and prayers! They worked!!!!! Russ' surgery went like clock work! It took about 3 1/2 hours and he was in recovery 3 hours! The people in Scott and White were so nice! The waiting room has a big desk where people sign in for surgery but they also have big computer screens that the operating room sends you messages! It was really neat. out where the seats were they had huge screens that trck everything from the time they start the surgery until they go to recovery. I could always see how many minutes were left. If they had opened , when the stent went in and when they were closing. Sure did help!!! The woman at the desk befriended me and she made pecial calls and between her and Russ' nurse in recovery, I got to sneak in and spend a few minutes with Russ. Before she left for the day she got me a pillow and blanket for up in Russ room so i'd be comfortable! What a sweetheart!.
Russ has a huge pressure bandage on and will have it 5 days. There will be home health care come for 5 days to take his vitals and check his wounds. On Tuesday they will take this bandage off and show me how to take care of it. In 2 weeks he will get the staples out. Then if he feels like it he can driove.
Of course in 2 weeks Mike has his knee surgery and will be in a brace and on crutches. So it will start all over again! Oh my!!!!
We are both very tired and will make a short night of it tonight. I still have to go feedhios birds and put corn out for the critters. then I am going to go read and eat CHOCOLATE!!!!! Love you all!