March 30, 2008


While Bauer is in surgery we wait in a large room down the hall. A family liaison is on duty all day to inform the patient's family of the current status in the surgical room. They come in about every 1 1/2 hours. The first visit was around 3:15 p.m and they told us the first incision was made at 2:35 p.m which meant it took an entire hour of preparation with anesthetics and what not. So now we were looking at them finishing up around 5:30 p.m. Much much shorter than the 9 hour lip surgery.

So far we had heard that the palate recovery was much worse than the lip so we just anticipated a long restless week ahead. Having already gone through one surgery I think we were a little more mentally and emotionally prepared. We knew it was simply going to stink and we'd just have to suck it up and deal with it. We also knew that within a couple weeks Bauer would be half way to recovery. I think that helped us cope. God got us through the first part and he wasn't going to leave us now.

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