...I just heard from Geoff and Seth's dental surgery went very well. The surgery was about one hour, forty minutes long, and they got everything done. A unexpected blessing was that one of the nurses in the operating room is herself an adoptive parent from Ethiopia - she brought her son home four years ago. As a result of her being there, the surgeon also examined Seth's teeth for age, and indicated to Geoff that she believes that the age we were given for him is accurate...that in itself feels like a blessing, because it's hard to know for sure otherwise (and bone density testing is not considered an accurate test for aging children in these types of situations).
Anyway, Seth is still unconscious but Geoff will be with him when he wakes up and they will be together in recovery for about an hour, after which my Mom will kindly drive them home in our van so that Geoff can sit with Seth in the back (I didn't want to leave Lizzie with anyone yet, so the two kids and I stayed at home together this morning while Geoff and Seth went to the operating clinic).
Now I'm praying that Seth's dreams were pleasant, and that his recovery will be fast and easy. I'm so very thankful that he was able to have this surgery. Had he stayed in Ethiopia, his poor teeth would have continued to rot, and fall out, and cause him pain because he would not have had access to dental care. As of today, that's all done with!!
I have so much going on in my brain that I want to post about...just trying to find time to get it all down.
Blessings all, and thanks so much for all of the ongoing support and encouragement!!!