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Tuesday, January 25, 2011
We Start on the Path Tomorrow
Tomorrow is the day we start moving into the pre-operative activities. I may not get anything posted, because I want to try to give Richard my full attention. With that in mind I thought it best to just summarize now what is coming.
Richard is required to check into St. Luke's Hospital Thursday morning at 7:30 AM. With a nearly 2 hour drive to the hospital, Richard and I will be going into St. Louis metro-area on Wednesday to stay overnight for a more relaxed morning. John, Emory, Laura, Peter and Richard’s mother Cathy will be coming to St. Louis from Rolla on Thursday morning with plans to arrive before 9 AM.
On Thursday morning after his 7:30 check-in Richard will have a CT scan at 9 AM so that they can mark certain “landmark” points on his head and then he will proceed to the pre-op holding. I think we will not get to follow him but will be routed to the surgical waiting room for the duration. Richard’s surgery is scheduled to begin at 10 AM. The doctors are scheduled for 3 hours so we will expect some word by 1 or 2 PM.
For his post-operative recovery he will go directly to the Neuro Intensive Care Unit. Again I am not certain about how much we will get to see him. The boys and Richard’s mother will be returning to Rolla while Laura will stay with me in St. Louis. That is about as far as my crystal ball can imagine. Beyond that we will play it moment-by-moment.
Thank you for your interest, support and intercessory prayers on our behalf. We rejoice that the Lord is in control of the universe and our destiny.
“Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine.” Isaiah 43: 2b