Sean and I woke up at 4:30am and left the house about 5am. Check in at the hospital was quick and easy and we were in pre-op before we knew it.
Surgery was scheduled for 7:30am so we had a couple of hours to chat, meet doctors, and other such things. They told me it will be about a 2 hour surgery. They took him to the OR around 7:15am and I went down to the waiting room.
I called my m-i-l from the waiting room and she arrived there about an hour later. My b-i-l arrived a half hour or so after that.
One of our friends from church works in the hospital and she came to work a bit early to check in on me before she had to clock in.
My pastor showed up a little later, right near the end of the two hours.
They finally got Sean into recovery but we had to wait before we could go up. They were working on getting his pain under control.
They removed both tonsils and as much of the tumor as possible (that was on his right tonsil). The PET Scan showed another tumor on his tongue so they took some of that too. Tumors will be biopsied. That's all I know about that.
When we were finally able to go up and see Sean he was very out of it still. His lips and tongue were all swollen and they had paper there for him to write, it was hard to understand him talking. This was around noon.
I stayed till 3pm and then came home so the girls would know that everything was OK. By the time I left he was swallowing better, had gotten up to use the bathroom, and was able to speak a bit too. He was quite tired though so I told him that I would see him in the morning since technically they only want two people in the room at the time so me plus both girls is a bit much.
This way when they see their dad tomorrow he will be more of himself as well.
Tomorrow morning he is supposed to meet the oncologist at 9am. Luckily it's in the same building so we should be able to make the appointment. Hopefully we will find out how the biopsies went and more from the PET scan.
Attached is a photo of Sean taking his pain meds:
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