Ben's surgeon just came in to tell us everything went great. Ben's getting set up in the PICU and we'll be heading over there for the night. (I may not actually get back to the hotel tonight as it just started snowing.) Dr. C was thrilled with how everything went. No complications and the results look good. He showed us the x-ray and his spine shows significant straightening. What a relief!
I'm so tired...Mark should be, I'm sure he got less sleep than I last night, but he's doing ok, too.
The night will be rough. He'll have discomfort and pain (though morphine should help) and he has a chest tube which we've heard is very uncomfortable. Plus he was under anesthesia for 8 hours...there's always an effect from that.
Dr. C says they'll take a scan of his chest tomorrow morning and if everything looks good they'll take out the chest tube. That's supposed to be frightening, but not too painful.
Anyhow, we've just been called by the nurse to come see our boy!