Oh, I'm so happy to report that everything went exceptionally well with Bobby's surgery! He is doing quite well and resting comfortably now. The doctor was able to perform the surgery laposcopically with just a very small additional incision. THAT was a miracle because they honestly didn't think it would be the safest way to do it, due to Bobby's past surgeries. You can't even imagine my relief right now; I'm so, so thankful Bobby is fine :) He is not expected to be released until tomorrow but Bobby is just itchin' to get outta there and hopes he can come home today. I know he's getting back to feeling like himself again because he's teasing the nurses and acting silly!
Both sides of our families were very supportive and offered to make the 1 hour drive to where we live so they could be at the hospital with me or help out in any other way they could. That was so nice and I appreciated it. As it turned out, my cousin Tammy & Bobby's aunt & uncle came to the hospital. Bobby's mom & step-dad were quite a distance out of town but we kept in close touch on the phone. (His dad is deceased.) After the doctor came out to the surgical waiting room to tell us how the surgery went and we knew Bobby was in recovery, we all decided to leave the hospital for lunch.
So, here's a funny little story about that...The Chinese restaurant where Tyler works is not more than 5 minutes away from the hospital and Tyler was working a double shift so we decided to go there to eat. They have a great buffet there. Tyler's job responsibilities include everything from bussing tables to refilling food on the buffet. Sometimes he's a host - just depends on the day.
Tyler was at the buffet replenishing one of the trays when we were walking to our table. (Now, I have to remind you that Tyler looks WAY more like Bobby than he does me so sometimes people don't always know we are mother & son.) So, as we passed by Tyler, I reached out and touched his back - you know, a cross between a little pat and a rub - and I said, 'Hi honey'...I'm sure the people around were wondering about that!!!! LOL (Tyler didn't say like 'hi mom' or anything :)
Speaking of Tyler, TODAY is that kid's 17TH BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!! (HAPPY BIRTHDAY, TYLER BOY!) I'm planning to do a special post about the sweet little guy who stole my heart 17 years ago so check back later. For now, I have to get ready to go visit the other guy who stole my heart! LOL
Edited to add: Oh my, I can't believe I forgot to thank you all for praying for us...where are my manners?! I was raised to be a VERY polite person; that was a big thing at our house growing up and it paid off - my siblings and I ARE very polite adults :) So, THANK YOU!!!!!