We got to the hospital at 5am and took Jaden to start getting ready for his surgery. They took him back and would not let Sal go this time to be with him when they put him under. That was hard for me to know that he would be awake, alone and in a strange room without one of us. So we then came to the waiting room and have been waiting for the operation to start. They will let us know when they are ready to start. So far mom, dad, Mattie, aunt Robyn, tia Kelly, great aunt Diane, tia Wendy and tata Jose have been here. The volunteer in the waiting room has already learned we are an exciting and fun family. She asked if it was safe to offer Sal any sugar.
The anesthesiologist just came out to update us and let us know that they have been working for 80 minutes now trying to get all of his lines hooked up. They need to put one in his groin area to put blood through in case of an emergency. Both his groin vessels are occluded (blocked) so they are not able to put a line through it. So this is taking a long time and they had a specialist come from the hospital to help with the x ray machine to help guide him with the line. He also said that worse case scenario would be that they would put the line through his neck. They prefer not to do it this way. So the surgery will not start for awhile longer until they are able to figure out how/where to put the line.