Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Da Vinci Robot
This is the robot and the doctor at Swedish Medical Center in Seattle that performed Jake's surgery.
Because this kind if surgery is less invasive, healing is faster and pain is reduced.
Jake has been with us since his release from the hospital about 24 hours after coming out of recovery. He is on pain meds, and is not very active yet, but is moving around pretty well. The kitty therapy has been helping, along with Mom's home cooking.
He plans to go home today, and will have a check back with the surgeon on Friday. His restrictions are no lifting over 15 pounds for four weeks, and whatever else his body is telling him.
Modern medicine is amazing, and Jake is very fortunate to have qualified for this medical care. Because he has been 'under employed ' for three years now, he can afford only the most basic insurance. He is essentially a charity case. And let me tell you, he is a strong advocate for universal health care.
So thank you to all of you insured tax payers out there. My son's surgery is a service you and I have provided.
Ain't socialized medicine just awful.