Well, this was a nerve-wracking day. I slept fitfully thinking about the surgery and Lulu seemed to sense something was up. She was atypically needy, snuggling up to me throughout the night and then not wanting to get out of bed this morning. We dropped her off at 8:30 a.m. and the waited for word.
She went into surgery a little after noon and, between the soft palette reduction and the spinal micro-procedure, she was in there for most of the day. I didn’t hear from the surgeon until a little before 7 p.m. Apparently, it went well. He had to remove a little soft tissue, but he’s confident it won’t affect her long term recovery. He expects her to be mobile and see some improvement tomorrow and, if all goes well, she should be able to come home in a couple of days (I’m aiming for Thursday morning as I have to get on a flight to Toronto that afternoon). The main thing is she get a nice, comfortable night’s sleep and continue her steady breathing. No news is good news tonight and, hopefully, the first all I receive will be around 10 a.m. tomorrow morning with an update.
Bubba seemed lost today all by his lonesome, so we treated him to a little trip to Granville Island.
For my part, I spent much of the day rewriting – another 15 pages today with some surprising backstory elements for one of our beloved crew members. Oh, I think you’re gonna like it!
Tomorrow is my last full day in Vancouver. I’ll no doubt spend it packing, rewriting, scrambling and, oh yeah, worrying.
Aw, man. I just know I’m going to forget something.
P.S. Snow Monkeys fan rejoice! We eked out our first win of the season and now our record stands at 1-3, in a 4 way tie for last place, but only 1 game out of a playoff spot!