Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Surgery redux

Tomorrow, Thursday, at 10:30 AM. That's when Andre's surgery will happen if the cardio-thoracic surgeons will not pull a fast one on us. The other specialists had managed to convinced the surgeons that the WBC count they're asking for is not applicable to patients like Andre who are on immunosuppression. Plus, it's nonsensical for them to worry about the "possibility" of infection when the whole reason for the surgery is to get rid of one.

On a different note, Andre was allowed to have some 15-minutes of fresh air yesterday. Unfortunately, all the gardens around the hospital are closed off because of construction, so we ended up just sitting by the sidewalk near the hospital shuttle stop. And as it turned out, the reprieve was only good for 1 day. We'll have to re-negotiate him being allowed outside of his hospital room.


Cari said...

Fresh air never smelled so good!

Roobeedoo said...

Shame they can't bottle fresh air! Good luck for today!

Paul Y. said...

It's a shame the hospital can't treat the patient as well as the infection!

I am glad to hear you guys got a little breather from hospital life even if it was for such a short time. You two have been and will continue to be in my thoughts.

Thanks for keeping us updated Ed, and keep fighting Andre!

John said...

Hi guys;

I'm familiar with those benches by the shuttle. There's a good view of a garden and statues. A tiny respite but something better that the interior of your room. Good luck with the surgery and recovery.

Anonymous said...

Kick some surgery butt Andre, or something like that.
If you just be yourself I know you will be fine. It's hard to keep a man with attitude down for long. I think you know what I mean.
I'll stop babbling now.