Surgery Update and a Special Visitor

I am SO tired!  It has been a long day but it has also been a good day.  Daughter Kim met Ed and me at Denton Regional Hospital today around 9:30 a.m.  We both left about 6:15 tonight and, except for a few hours during the midday for lunch, we spent the majority of our time in the surgery waiting room … waiting.

Ed was taken for surgery about 1:10 pm and by 3:50, I was getting a little antsy.  They estimated an hour and a half to two hours for the surgery.  What was taking them so long???  Geez!  We got to talk to the surgeon about 4 pm and he explained that Ed was special.  The carotid artery branches off usually about mid-neck into the inner and outer carotid arteries.  Ed’s branch was higher up the neck and so there was more to clean out and the patch had to be placed closer to the skull than normal.  It just took a while but everything went just fine, Dr. Cruz said.

If all looks good tomorrow morning, Dr. Cruz could let Ed come home as soon as 10 am.  I’ll have to check my schedule and see if I will be available that early in the morning.  It’s been a long day and I am beat!  Ed may have to wait until tomorrow afternoon.

YEAH, RIGHT!!!  Like that would happen!

Meanwhile, on the home front, I heard a loud bang tonight and peaked out the back door to see a cute little visitor trying to get into the dog and goat food.  After knocking the dog food off the table and being unsuccessful in opening that container, the raccoon then got back on the table and checked out the goat food.  The dogs are now outside guarding it, panting to get another view, a smell, and maybe a little bite of tail as the raccoon goes up over the fence!

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