From Lynn Paige: Eric just went back to the OR. Doctors should be putting in 2 other lines to monitor his blood pressure and breathing. Surgery is expected to last about 8 hours.
Dave’s surgery is going well, and should be done soon. So now we wait.
From Ellen Vaughn, Eric’s daughter: He’s going to the OR! Now they will do some more prep, stick a few more tubes in him, and then it will be time.
Nurses and Residents were thanking Daddy for being so patient today (he’s been in the pre-op room for 6 hours) and he replied, “I’ve waited 8 years, what’s a few more hours?”
My Comment: “Sounds T-Totally like Eric!”
From Angie Malcomson (Dave’s wife): Just took Eric Paige back to prep him. That means the doctors should be almost done removing Dave’s kidney. Thank you to everyone for all your prayers. Thank you Elaine Petry and Margo for bringing the snacks. Thanks Johnny O. and Shari Whitby for sitting with us.
I’ll post an update as soon as the doctor comes out.
From Edna Paige (Eric’s mother): Here is a late morning report: Dave is in surgery now. Eric will be getting all his tubes etc and be going in about noon. The transfer will happen this afternoon.
Wonder of wonders, we have our own waiting room. Ladies from the church brought in snacks. Need I say, the 3:30 wake up time was the middle of the night for me.
From Dave Malcomson (no doubt a milli-second before they grabbed his phone!)
Let’s do this! — at Rush University Medical Center.
My comment: “This is SO “Totally Dave” — up & at ’em!”