Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Jumpin' Jack Flash

This will be short and sweet, considering we were up at 4am this morning to get to the hospital on time, and it's now after 10pm and I am still here, and for one thing, I'm too old for this crap and for another thing, what is it about sitting in a hospital waiting room that is so exhausting? Must have been all that strenous walking back and forth from the vending machines while Blaine was in surgery --- I'm a nervous eater, you know.

It went well, though ---- lasted about four hours and they were able to accomplish exactly what they hoped. The area on his leg where they took the skin graft is sore, and of course his face hurts. And let's be honest, looks funny because they had to hyper-stretch the repair area to account for potential tissue shrinkage (NOT the same kind of shrinkage they discussed on Seinfeld...)

He looks like Mick Jagger. Mick Jagger with four cans of Skoal tucked in his upper lip. Mick Jagger with four cans of Skoal tucked in his upper lip, which just received collagen injections. But hey! He's got teeth attached to this temporary prosthetic device, which is sort of cool. I totally wasn't expecting that, and would have been pleasantly surprise were I not so shocked by his Mick Jagger on steroids lips.

I'm going back to the hotel now to get some sleep. I'm a little scared to kiss him goodbye, though, for fear his face might explode.

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

Glad that Blaine's surgery went well. I'm a nervous eater also so can relate to your going to the vending machine all day. Hope that Blaine's hospital stay is short. Will keep you in my prayers and in my thoughts.

Liz from Md.

Kelli said...

Yippee! So glad things went well for Blaine today! I hope his recovery is quick and you guys can get on with a normal life. Well, as normal as it can be for the Escoes, lol.

Had to laugh at your head exploding comment.

JoAnn said...

So glad to hear things went so well today!!!!

M, Ms. R, Mom, Auntie M, Marey said...

YES!
Prayers from CA that Blaine heals quickly without complications and that the dollar bills are flowing on the homefront :)

Lisa said...

I'm so happy it all went to plan. Love and prayers for you all.

Anonymous said...

Can you believe it? The last surgery and it went as planned? That is wonderful news. Hope things are going as smoothly at home. Praying for a quick recovery with no surprises.
Bubbles in NC

connie f-g said...

Praying that you guys are home quickly and that healing goes as it should.

Happy shopping with all those dollar bills!

Hugs,

Patty House, Jasonville, IN pattyhouse@yahoo.com said...

Glad to hear Blaine's surgery went well. =)

Jeanette said...

Hurray for teeth! The kids are doing fine, from what I can tell, and so is Grandma. Hope Blaine recovers well and y'all can come home soon.

The Running Girl said...

Glad the surgery went well. I'll be praying for a fast recovery.
Briana

Deb said...

Praying for speedy recovery!!

Anonymous said...

So glad all went well. You've been in our prayers.

Stacey, Jerry & Alex

lizinsumner said...

It's so great that Blaine's doing well! And teeth - wow!! Plus, a surgery that you didn't have to come all the way to Seattle for, for once. So glad it's over. Please tell Blaine that I said congrats and happy chewing!!!!!!

leeanne said...

So glad the surgery went well. Wishing him a very quick, uneventful recovery!!

Pam Doughty said...

Hooray that the surgery went well! And, teeth as a bonus.. who could ask for more? I'll be sending up prayers that recovery goes PERFECTLY and that the Mick Jagger lips receed quickly.

Anonymous said...

Great News - while Blaine was having successful surgery - the vending machines cooperated and didn't eat your $$'s without giving you the prize!!! Win/Win...

Have a happy weekend - and celebrate with something chewy soon.
Randy

Anonymous said...

Dear Kristie,
I read through the last 3 entries tonight as I have been away a few days. I'm very sorry poor Blaine is going through so much crap, he sounds like such a sweetie who couldn't possibly deserve this. I hope he is not feeling sore now? I'm afraid I burst out laughing at your comment about not kissing him in case his head exploded, but I felt like I wanted to cry at the same time. What a range of emotions just reading this creates, how on earth do you cope? I'm sure your wonderful sense of humour helps a lot. I send you my best wishes and a big hug for both of you. I pray that one day soon Blayne will be done with all the crap and will be healed. Bon Courage as they say here in France, you need it.
Take care,
Love Angela