It is almost noon and Skyler has been in the OR for about 2 1/2 hours now. There is lots of prep time in this surgery, positioning of his body in just the right way, and attaching electrods to places all over his body. The electrods are used to monitor him for any problems in the spine while they are operating so close to the spina column. They provide feedback that lets them know if they have intruded in any way into the nerve pathways.
I got to take him back into the OR, all dressed up in my gown looking just FAB! He was a brave guy, getting just a little weepy as he went into the room. The anethstesiaologist (gas passer) was a great guy that gave him a pre-med so he calmed right down, even giggling a bit as they knocked him out for the operation.
Two updates later from the nurses and he is doing very well. We should be finished sometim around 3 oclock or so.
Will let you all know when I have more news, thanks everyone for the good vibes!