Dude. “Sox it to me” !

Lots of good news here in the Northland. Dub and I met Cal, Alex and Chance at the hospital a little before 6:00 A.M. this morning and they took Chance back for surgery at 6:10. Cal was an absolute nervous wreck so I sort of dragged him to the coffee shop to try to calm him down a bit. I wasn’t very successful, but at least I got him away from the waiting room for about an hour. Alex and Dub, on the other hand, were totally calm. Alex said “We have absolute confidence in these Doctors and Chance is a strong kid, so there’s nothing to worry about.” The “waiting” seemed to go on forever but at 9:44 A.M. the lead Doctor came out and told us “Everything went perfectly. We have the first step in Chance’s “hearing process” behind us and there’s every reason to be optimistic about the outcome. With some hard work on his part, we’ll have him hearing in a few months.” He told us Chance was in recovery and said his Dads could go back “to be with him when he wakes up.”
Dub and I stayed in the waiting room and passed the time by playing games on his laptop.
By a little after one p.m., we had a “very bandaged” Chance loaded into Cal’s car – and followed them home. Dub and I stopped on the way to pick up lunch, and we stayed with them until about 3:00 o’clock.
So, it was an excellent day. Dub and I are happy that there’s no school tomorrow – or until next Monday. We’ll be having a big Thanksgiving celebration at Denise and Scott’s condo on Thursday. The Doctor said Chance could probably join us “if he’s continuing to do well.”
David, Dub and I are excited about Thanksgiving and we’re sure it’ll be a joyous Holiday. We hope all of you have a great Holiday – with friends and/or family – while we all give thanks for our many blessings! xoxo Ben and David