From Julian's COTA journal.
It's been an eventful night so far. Nurses have been in several times, taking vitals, drawing blood and urine (which involves a catheter through the vasecostomy), and 4 saline rectal flushes, followed by a liquid glycerin enema. Finally, they've left us to sleep for a few hours.
Well, at least Julian is asleep. Hopefully Stacy is getting some rest as well. She's over at Ronald MacDonald for tonight, getting some well-earned and (hopefully) unbroken rest.
The nurses will be back at 6 to give him his antibacterial sponge-bath, and they're going to want to give him another rectal flush at some point. Got to make sure that gut is empty before he goes under.
Anyway, he's sleeping now, and I just sent out a broadcast email, reminding everyone that today's the day. Cheryl goes in around 8 a.m. Julian will follow around noon, and be under for approx. 8 hours.
Keep us in mind as you go about your day, and lift Julian up in prayer as he comes to mind. If you know people who may be interested in our story, please spread the word.