Aloha, this is Jodi's Dad. I'm here at the surgical waiting room with Tolan and Sherri (Jodi's Mom). Jodi went into surgery about an hour ago. I arrived from Hawaii about 10 minutes before she left the prep room. She was doing considerably better than she had through the night and earlier this morning. It was wonderful to see her smiling face and to give her a big hug.
She was surrounded by medical personnel who were getting her ready. In part, this meant putting in IV's --- one in her right arm, two in her left arm and one in her foot.
We've been told that we should get an update at about the two hour mark. That's in an about an hour.
Half an hour before she went into surgery Jodi received a call from her Uncle Randy who lives in France. He let her know that he is praying for her and that angles would be attending her. What a special experience. This meant so much to Jodi!
I want to express my appreciation to all of you who have been praying, fasting, and exercising faith on Jodi's behalf. What an amazing outpouring of love, concern, and support!
Stayed tuned for the next installment.