The surgery lasted four hours. Richard and I spent the majority of the time in the waiting room with Tracey and her mom. We were so grateful for their company and the distraction! At 5:45, Dr. VanBosse joined us in the waiting room to report that the surgery was a success and that Evan had come through with flying colors. He was given a caudal block for pain and will be spending the night in the PICU to ensure that his pain management is closely monitored. He has been asleep for most of the evening, but every now and then he wakes up long enough to tell us that he feels great (I bet)!
He is in a petrie cast (long-leg casts with a stabilizing bar between) complete with cow print! His doctor certainly knows him well. We are not certain of his release date at this point, but believe that he will most likely be discharged on Saturday morning. We will spend the night in Philadelphia and then make the trek home on Sunday.
We extend our gratitude to all of you who have kept Evan and our family in your thoughts and prayers. We appreciate each and every one of you!