This was the schedule we followed (for those with future surgeries)
7:30 -arrived at the hospital
9:00 -taken to a pre-op room where we met with the doctor and I suited up for the OR
9:15 -taken to the OR --I accompanied Ethan until he fell asleep
Dr. Standard's nurse met me at the door to walk me out to the waiting room and set up a class for Freddie and me and the grandmas --on caring for the fixator. God sent her right on time; I would have melted down outside that OR, but honestly had no time. We walked over to start the class at 10:00 --and it lasted for over an hour. Great information!
10:40 -the OR called to say that all was fine.
11:40 -2nd call to say that all was going good
12:15 -informed that Ethan had gone to recovery
12:40 -Freddie and I went to the recovery room
3:30 -moved to a room
Dinner, visitors, asleep by 7:30
Below are the picture before and after surgery. The fixator is covered right now.