12/4 - Surgery update
Monday, December 04, 2006
Mid morning update; 10:30AM
The neurosurgeon just came in to update us. (Dr. Brockmeyer is the
one who climbed Mt. Everest last summer, several weeks before his first surgery. http://rocktraveler.com/Rock_News/mtEverest.php).
Brockmeyer said his part is done (cutting open and looking, I guess…) and that everything is going great. They took bone from the
right side of his head to split and replace on the left side, not from the
forehead area that they thought they might. Dr. Brockmeyer said that
the plastic surgeon is splitting the bone and will be putting it back on
both sides. It may be another hour or two.
Update on the update. The nurse just called and said the plastic
surgeon is just finishing up putting in the plates and screws in, and
that his is just starting to close things up. About 45 minutes to an
hour before he goes to ICU.