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Posted 2016-05-04T18:36:07Z

Surgery is happening!

Thank you all so much for the good wishes and prayers! Your emails have been such a source of encouragement to Jeff and I this morning! We left home about 4:00 am and got checked in about 6:00.

Zander handled everything beautifully - and he decided to use denial as his coping mechanism 😎. We popped on some headphones and he chose to turn on the Peanuts Movie and ignored all the people poking and prodding. He was brave right until they wheeled him away - and then the tears started. Broke our hearts.

We just got word that one side is done - so they are about halfway. So far that's 3 hours of surgery down and about another 3 hours to go. The anesthesiologist thought having an epidural for about 2-3 days would be a good option for the recovery pain - so prayers for that to work well and provide even pain relief are greatly appreciated. 

We will keep you posted!

Jennifer and Jeff

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Comments (2)

  • Leslie Gerlack
    Leslie Gerlack

    Thinking of you all...love his smiling face in the photos and that he chose 'denial' as his coping strategy! Big love and hugs, Les, Jim, and Ben

    3 years ago · Reply
  • Kristin
    Kristin

    We love you Zander and are praying for you! So thankful to hear that you are feeling a little better now and that the surgery went as planned! We are praying for your Mom and Dad too- praying for their strength and stamina as you guys go through these next couple of days! Thank you for sharing your journey with us! Love and prayers coming your way! - Katie, Kipper, Andrew, Pete , Uncle J and Auntie Kay

    3 years ago · Reply