Wednesday, June 4, 2008

SURGERY THURSDAY???

Well, we made it to Stanford. Dino is in and settled after being admitted this afternoon. Along with a welcome dose of morphine, he got the necessary cat scan we've all been waiting for, and though it hadn't been fully reviewed by the time we left the hospital this evening, it's possible he could be scheduled for surgery tomorrow (Thursday).

We know the surgery is major (probably eight hours with prep) and because Stanford is so wonderfully thorough, they're trying to determine if they want a separate vascular team available (and said team may already be booked for another patient tomorrow). So, if not tomorrow, possibly Friday, but at least Dino is now safe and secure in the hospital that he (and all of us) wanted. And his pain is being effectively managed.

I'll keep this short, first because this is Dino's blog and I want the master back in front of his keyboard ASAP, and second because it's late and tomorrow may be a very long day. I'll keep you posted every step of the way (that is, as soon as I can get to a computer, probably in the evenings). The assistant to Dr. Norton (Dino's surgeon) says we can probably expect about a five-day stay so let's wrap it up for tonight by saying that Dino is, as usual, leading the charge. He's very up, very positive, is looking really well (except for the Kuato bulge) and feels the wonder of all your good thoughts coming his way. We all love you. Until tomorrow . . .

Dick Scoppettone
(Dino's dad)

8 comments:

Lisa said...

Thank you so much for the update! We're all keeping the faith!!

Jaap said...

Fantastic news! Very happy the momentum towards the surgery is building - in the meantime you, Dino, and everyone else by his side have our love and support!

kkbirdhouse said...

Thank you, Dick, for keeping us informed. I know you all had to work really hard to make Stanford happen. What a great team Dino has. You all are in my prayers.

I love you and MiMi,
Kathy

Marc said...

lots of positive thoughts and healing energy coming your way from austin, texas!

Francesca Giessmann said...

sending Dino lots of good vibes and thought

Kim said...

Thanks, Dick. Take good care of yourself and your family. We're all behind you every step of the way and looking forward to having Dino one giant step further down the road to recovery once surgery is behind him.

Chris said...

Thanks for the update Dick. Glad to see action is being taken and Dino's pain was addressed. May the surgeon's hands be guided by a higher power today.

Loretta said...

Dino,
We are thinking of you and sending positive thoughts and energy to you all day today. We know you are in wonderful hands. Surgeons do amazing things on a daily basis. Take care & we love you! The Millz Family

PS...TL told me he wants to have a "sexiest scar" contest with you. It's on!