Emily and Patrick are currently at UVA awaiting Patrick's surgery. Dave Mercer, a nurse practitioner and Wound Ostomy Continence nurse (who I know personally and is incredible) has met with Patrick this morning and "marked" him for his colostomy. Take heart ... That still does NOT mean Patrick WILL be getting one! He will not be scoped until he is under anesthesia in the OR. Pray on!
The Shaws are now waiting for their buzzer to alarm, indicating it is time for Patrick to be prepped for the procedure.