Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Post Surgery

I arrived Thursday afternoon to be told Daddy's surgery had been moved up to 7:30 Friday morning. I was up at 4:30 to get him there on time. Then the surgeon was late because his staff forgot to tell him they had changed the time!

It was a three hour surgery and a four hour recovery time. We were gone 11 1/2 hours! He has five incisions ranging from 1" to 4" in length. He's black and blue from his nose to his left ear as two incisions are near his left eye.

It was not as serious as we had thought it might be which was a major blessing. The first night he ate soup but has been eating regular food ever since. He even went out to dinner with us Saturday evening!

Daddy's incisions all look good and he goes in Friday to have the sutures removed. He is healing quickly and only takes Tylenol occasionally for pain.

Thank you all for your prayers and good thoughts. For a 91 year old man he's a real trooper.


  1. Great news. Thanks for the update. When do you go back to TX? How's your mom holding up?

  2. Wow, I usually think of skin surgery as being simple stuff, but I guess it can be pretty major.

    Glad to hear he is recovering so well.

  3. We keep saying they're going to run out of skin to cut on his face as he's had so many of these surgeries. I go home on the 22nd. We leave TX on the 24th. Mom's doing fine - just very frail.

  4. You must have left Texas by now and are headed for CA?

    I also just noticed you still have Robin's blog and don't have Jocelyn's. Robin hasn't updated in over a year and Joce just had a baby!

  5. You don't have my blog either....