We were up at 3:00 a.m. and on the road by 3:45. We had to be at Johns Hopkins by 5:30, surgery due to start at 7:30....well not really, that's the time they tell you but technically surgery stared at 8:50 a.m. Johns Hopkins is very good at surgery though, they give you updates periodically and then the surgeon came out after it was complete. It was a long wait. Surgeon came out at about 11:30 a.m.; then I had to wait about another hour for him to get out of recovery. Once I got to the Neuro Critical Care Unit - I had another hour wait. At the NCCU visiting is only from 12-2 and then 5-8. So I finally got to see him about 1/2 hour before the first visiting times, but they left me stay to 3:00. I was planning to go home, but hubby wanted me to stay longer; so I sat in the lobby and then went back. I finally left the hospital at 7:00 and arrived home at 8:30. I've been up and on the go for 17 1/2 hours and with a migraine that decided to show up today. Boarding the dogs was a smart move; not only couldn't they hold themselves for 17 1/2 hours, I didn't have to worry with them when I got home.
Tomorrow I pick the dogs up at 9:00 a.m. and then my sister and I are heading back down the road again. I was going to work 12-8, but I called them today and decided to take off - just made more sense.
As far as hubby goes...everything went well and it doesn't look like there will be any complications. He's in a lot of pain, which is expected, but they had that pretty much under control by the time I left. He doesn't like laying still, so he moves around a lot - which causes pain so he complains about that (yeah, I know - men when they're not feeling well)....but his spirits seem to be much better this time around.
But now, it's time for me to catch some zzzzzzzzzzzz...........