Yesterday Jack had to have surgery to repair another hernia. It's OK, I'm not breaking any HIPA laws in divulging this info. I have his permission..maybe not his blessing, but his permission! The surgery went fine. All the players involved did a great job. He had a rough night, but is feeling better now. I thought I would show you a start to finish day in the life of a surgery patient and also some of the wonderful people I work with who do the very best for everyone who walks through the door. I was able to pic my team members to take care of Jack. Donna (Starkey Hollow) was kind enough to say she'd scrub for him. I took care of her hubby Larry a few times and so we try to take care of each other! Thanks Donna! She's a sweetie. If you follow her blog, you already know that!
Shay is the circulating nurse in the OR. She is in command here. Shay took care of Jack last time so I asked for a repeat performance. She gets the patients and helps the Docs and gets supplies for us scrub nurses and her favorite part of the job is running the computer. That's just a joke...all the nurses hate that thing! She's blurry here because she's always in a hurry to get the surgeries started on time. And she has 6 kids so running is her life! Thanks for taking such good care of Jack, Shay!
Hello Dr. Mary McDonald! She's a really good general surgeon..I also consider her a friend who loves to garden and tell me all her garden secrets! She's the only one I would let touch my family. I don't know why she's squinting here...probably because I caught her on a dead run to get to the OR for Jack! Besides being an awesome surgeon she's the mother of 5 kiddos and her hubby's a Dentist. So her life is only a tiny bit busy.
This is probably your best friend in the OR. He's the anesthesiologist..gas passer...the pilot in charge of the take offs and landings. The most important part of the surgery. Keeps you pain free while "under" and makes sure you wake up nicely at the end. This is Dr. Frazee. Isn't he cute? I should have asked him to take his mask down so you could enjoy his cuteness. If he reads this he may choke me...nah, he's our buddy and he and Jack have a good friendship. Sometimes Jack will come to the hospital and give Dr. F an adjustment...really! Jack makes hospital calls to only his best friends! Many times..like last week on Dr. F's birthday, I will make him his fav request...a Texas sheet cake. He may have just earned another one!
Here's nurse Sonie (or as I call her...Sonic Boom!)She's the first to take care of you and the last to see you out the door. She works in our pre-op area. She made me laugh when I found out she actually ran downstairs to find a hanger for Jack's clothes so he wouldn't have to stuff them in a plastic bag. Now that's a caring, over the top nurse.
Yep, here he is already to take on this adventure. Jack's a good sport about my camera...really he is!
I went with him down the long cold hallway on the way to OR #2. Nice socks!
This is the final pic of Jack...he made it through the surgery fine and went home late afternoon. Unfortunately he wasn't feeling as good as the last time he had surgery so I decided no more pics, he'd had enough. He's just happy it's over!