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Surgery Day

posted Aug 8, 2012, 9:09 AM by Manny Wilke   [ updated Aug 8, 2012, 4:27 PM ]

3:00am I’m up and ready to go. Showered at 4:00am. Told Aunt Val to turn off her back-up alarm and she said there had been an earthquake, felt in some places of Hermosa Beach (where we are staying)

5:00am I finally woke Nate up and the 3 of us head out the door.

5:45am we arrive at the Linden Surgical Center in Beverly Hills and meet with Dr. Lewin. After she said hello and goodbye, she went to go carve and sodder the medpor implant. I cannot believe these things aren't cookie cutter - they are all custom made. I think I should invent these. Big, Medium, Small ears. Manny struggles to throw down the yucky “happy juice” (they encouraged it) but finally did when we talked about what he was going to buy at Target afterwards. He wants a DreamLite pillow pet apparently. He gave the Anesthesiologist a 5 minute infomercial schpeel! I had no idea he was so informed.
7:05am Nate carried Manny into surgery. His happy juice must have kicked in..."Daddy, why do you have 4 eyes?"
7:55am Everything went smoothly putting him under, "just as planned" said the nurse. it is expected to be a 6 hour surgery.

I uploaded a picture to facebook and when I could select the“nearby location” the first option to pop up was Rodeo Drive. It made me smile. I little boy having plastic surgery in Beverly Hills near Rodeo Drive. It really doesn’t get much better than that for surgery! We are in a medical building and the listing has all of these doctors with all of these practices…I’m tempted to see if I can get anything done for myself in the next 6 hours.

Over and out, and I'm stepping outside for fresh air and Starbucks.