I’m in the waiting room at Allen Hospital in Waterloo, IA waiting for my dad to come out of knee replacement surgery. He blew out his knee in the early 1970s. His knee has given him problems my entire life…but it’s gotten really bad in the last few years. He had been postponing the surgery far too long. I’m glad he’s getting it done. Here’s what it looks like:
This is the first time he’s been in the hospital since he got the flu in the mid 1980s. So this is kind of a big deal in the Ullestad household. If you’re inclined to pray, perhaps you could offer one for my dad and the doctors.
UPDATE (9:41 pm)
Everything went great with the surgery. He even got out a little faster than anticipated. There was a little snafoo with pain management when he woke up, but they did something with the nerves in his leg to fix the problem right away. We had a good conversation with him after he was resting comfortably. His pastor stopped by to chat and pray, which I think Dad really appreciated. He’s supposed to be up walking around tomorrow afternoon, which I can’t believe. He goes home Thursday afternoon.
The ride home with Grandma & Grandpa was enjoyable. It’s special to have time like that to listen to their stories. I think we all felt good about how everything went at the hospital.