Things are going well so far! David went back alittle after 7AM.
The family is here (David's brother, sister-in-law, mother, father, Dana's father and David's good friend, an ENT doctor from Chicago). We are all sitting in a fairly relaxed but crowded waiting room. The nurses are coming by regularly to each group of families asking if they want their updates. They take each family back to a small room and inform them of the progress of surgery.
David and Dana's family just received their first update at 10AM. The update was he is doing well! They didn't get started until about 9AM and have now just "opened" him up. The next update will be at noon.
Dana is doing really well. She is as peppy as usual. But she's also tired...and, when more quiet, she shows her anxiety. But she says she's relieved. It feels good knowing surgery will be over soon.
When doubts filled my mind, your comfort gave me renewed hope and cheer. Psalm 94:19