In the words of our surgeon, Dr. Fulp ( whom I must say, I was VERY impressed with), Hayden was “rock solid” during his procedure.
This morning was very emotional and full of ups and downs, lots of tests, difficult conversations and choices, a lot of confusion — but at 4:00pm the Dr came out and said Hayden was doing well and the procedures went as well as they possibly could. They were able to place in the biliary drain and the IVC filter successfully and he was breathing well on his own after being sedated. Now the plan is to wait and see if the drain is effective and allows his liver to function properly and his bilirubin levels to come down. This process may take several days so he will be monitored closely during this time.
As for Hayden, he is pretty aware, his voice is strong, and his personality seems to be coming back. For those of you who know Hayden well, you know that he is rarely serious, tells inappropriate jokes, and gives me a hard time. He is doing all of these things, so I can tell he is feeling better and it is now “business as usual”.
For tonight, I’ll take it.
Thank you all for your prayers. Nite Nite.