Monday, July 18, 2011

I've Been Down So Gosh Darn Low . . .

that this feels like up to me.

I posted this lyric from a Doors' song on my FB page a while back because I thought it was funny. I didn't realize that it would describe my feelings exactly at some point.

Seth was scheduled for surgery at 8:30 this morning but didn't go in until 1:45 p.m. I told him it was good news that he is no longer a priority case. The waiting was painful--he started fantasizing about Big Gulps, wedding punch, lime rickeys and smoothies. The surgery lasted five hours.

People have expressed surprise and asked, "Another surgery?" Let me explain. Each surgery, Seth has up to five teams working on him: the vascular, orthopedic, hand, general surgery, and urology teams. Because of the extensiveness of his wounds, he will be in surgery MWF for the next few weeks. Each time, each team continues to repair things, revise the external fixators on his leg and pelvis, and clean and close the wounds. Today they put pins in his hand as well.

The day ended on a high note: Seth ate a chocolate milkshake with banana slices--his first real food!

Random Fact:

  • Ogden made it into USAToday's crossword puzzle today.


  1. Hooray for a milkshake! You are all in my prayers.

  2. Sylvia, can you email me a phone number to call you on? How's that for poor sentence structure?

  3. Sylvia, where are you and Bob staying? Is there anything we can do on the home-front to help?