I’m back (for a couple minutes).
This hospital is really nice. They gave us a “privacy number” which we can use to check computers located around the waiting area. That tells us exactly what they are doing with Joshua now (in the OR getting prepped, in surgery, in OR out of surgery, in recovery, etc.) We just checked and Joshua’s surgery began at 8:25. He’ll probably be in actual surgery for another 10-20 minutes and then a little longer before they bring him out.
The staff also gave us a pager so we can go anywhere in the hospital and they can reach us. It was nice to have that because then I felt okay with going downstairs to the caffeteria to get something to eat. I’m in the computer/reading area just down the hall from the waiting room. It’s nice and quieter here. The waiting room is getting crowded now (I think because it’s just outpatient waiting so there are a lot more people around.)