Friday, August 8, 2008


Eliot had surgery at 6 this morning for a herniated disk in his back. It went really well, according to the surgeon, and Eliot can already tell a difference. It will take a couple of days for the pain from the surgery itself to go away before we can really see the biggest change. This has been a long process, as you can see from the past two weeks of postings. But, thanks so much to all of you who have been encouraging and praying for him through all this. We'll keep you updated with the progress!

We found out on Wednesday afternoon when Eliot's surgery was going to be early Friday morning, so I packed on Wednesday night and left after Wesley training on Thursday.
The trip down was kind of an adventure in itself. There was a system of severe thunderstorms going South towards Athens, a severe storm going through Middle Georgia, and then another severe storm at home. So, I had to leave in a hurry from Athens, to get on the road before the first storm hit, and then try to outrun it. As I was leaving, branches were blowing into the road, and there was a big black wall of clouds behind me. Somehow, I ended up avoiding all three storms (barely!) and got home in time to see Eliot before going home.

Got up at 3:30am and got ready to go. Eliot, his mom, and I left for Savannah at about 4:30. We got to the surgery center at around 6, and he went into surgery preparation from there. Like I mentioned before, the surgery went really well!
After staying for couple more hours, we were released but told to stay the night somewhere in Savannah. So, we've been camping out in a nearby hotel for the rest of the day. Eliot is supposed to try to get up and walk a little every two hours, so we've made several trips up and down the hall. The three of us had an awesome take-out dinner from Olive Garden, and have been watching the Olympics since. Also, we've had a couple visitors from SCAD during the day, and many phone calls checking in.

It's been a long day, and now we're all ready to get some sleep.
More updates soon!

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