Brent is now in the operating room (7:10 AM), we were told for the last few days he would have both surgeries today, then yesterday we were told he was scheduled for left shoulder surgery. When we were in pre-op this morning Dr. Pait walked in indicating to us Brent was going to have the screw in his spine fixed. Dr. Pait knew nothing of the shoulder surgery.
We have been able to talk with Brent and keep him calm for the most part. He has said over and over how much he appreciated all those who have and are praying for him. He feels the comfort of those prayers, and knows that God is with him.
I'll update the blog as the surgery progresses and he proceeds thru recovery today.
Kathy and I can't thank you enough for your concern and prayers.
Pete & Kathyk
Update: 9:50 Am CST We walked out of Pre-op around 7:15 this morning thinking they were ready to wheel Brent into surgery. Just asked the front desk in the surgical waiting room, they didn't start the surgery till 9:08. Dr. Pait indicated the spine surgery would last around 2 hours.
Update: 10:50 AM
Dr. Pait just came to the waiting room--all went well with Brent's surgery. Dr. Pait was able to go in and reposition the screw, Brent's back is stable and he will be off all spinal precautions. He has been released by Neurology to Orthopedic to have his shoulder surgery. We do not know when the surgery to repair/replace his shoulder will take place.
Brent lost very little blood during the operation, and should be able to go back to his room in a few hours.
Kathy & I can not express to each of you how much your love and concern but most of all -- Prayers mean to us.