Dr. Smith arrived via boat to Integris Baptist Hospital. The nurse noted another fellow he saw out the window in a boat with two squirrels looking for directions. We heard of roads overwhelmed by water and people being rescued from their homes. So, when we did see Dr. Smith a bit late we were relieved he was not permanently delayed by the deluge that had overtaken OKC and the Metro area this morning.
After a couple of hours Dr. Smith came to the waiting room to announce a successful surgery. The verdict. Patty indeed has a collapsed disc, a bone spur and some disc fragments causing her pain. He performed a successful anterior cervical fusion and gave a glowing prognosis. The late start meant a night’s stay. Nearly every bed, of about 500, were full and we settled for a semi-private room. Since she was placed with another woman I could not stay. My mother volunteered. I will bring her home in the morning.
Thank youÂ for your prayers, thoughts, e-mails and other messages. Continue to pray for a successful recovery/rehab. I am hoping Patty will feel better, find more energy and get back to some of the things she could not do as a result of the pain.
Blessings to you.