Thursday, April 8, 2010

Surgery Update

This picture of Bossdad was taken last year in Hawaii. Unfortunately, he's temporarily on the wagon and banned from the mai tai's because he is in the hospital. He went in this morning to have back surgery. Scary stuff, but the great news is, he's out, everything went great, and he's already on his way to a speedy recovery!

I am holding down the fort at the agency while he rests up, but I did get a chance to talk to him a few hours ago which was quite the experience! Those of you who know him will agree that he is naturally very boisterous. He loves to have fun and is usually the life of the party. Combine that feisty personality with morphine-- good stuff, people.

He was fresh out of surgery when I talked to him, but that didn't stop him from asking me to bring him a cheeseburger and chicken wings to the hospital. Of course, that wasn't going to happen which he apparently already knew by the loopy, giggly tone in which he made the request. He had to settle for Jello. My mom said that when they brought it to him, he asked if it was a jello shot. I've heard Baylor Plano is quite the hospital, but I'm thinking they draw the line at jello shots...

Before surgery, he was told to shower and wash his entire back with some sort of pre-op scrub. He had been lobbying my mom for days for "help" with this task. When I talked to him, he happily informed me that this morning he had convinced her and followed the statement with "yabba dabba dooooo". So funny...

He'll be back on his feet tomorrow afternoon. Until then, I'm sure my mom is in for quite the entertaining, morphine-induced 24 hours. After this afternoon's conversation, I'm convinced he's going to be that old man that all the nurses talk about in the hall because he's gotten in trouble for making loopy off-hand comments. Gotta love him.

Get better soon, Bossdad!

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