I tweeted that I was going to the hospital with my wife for surgery – it was not anything big or unplanned – we’ve known about it since a little before the baby was born. Thanks for all of the well-wishes, prayers, thoughts, emails, etc.
The surgery was necessary (and successful) – we went in on Thursday around 11am and came home from the hospital on Saturday. My wife is walking around (she has to four times a day to prevent blood clots), but has good medication and is resting a lot. It’s not easy to do this with a three month old baby, but we’re doing it.
My schedule has consisted of helping with the family during the day and my wife and baby at night. Ugh. It’s amazing how hard it is to function without having a good night’s sleep!
Luckily we have a fantastic support team around us, including a cousin who’s family was with us for a few days, my in-laws who live an hour away, and a neighbor who has taken our four oldest for most of this week. We’ve also had friends and family who have helped with meals, etc.
My wife should feel fully recovered by around Halloween.
Thanks to everyone for your concern – tomorrow I’ll share some thoughts on how to pay for this stuff without health insurance. We’ve learned some tricks that hopefully we won’t have to use very often :p