The doctor just came out and told us that Nicole’s surgery was a success, and went according to plan. There was some minor issue with the anesthesia, and she had had an allergic reaction to the antibiotics they had her on initially, but all that got worked out, and now she’s through surgery and in recovery.
Her mom and I are now waiting (about 45 minutes) for her to leave recovery and go to her room, so we can go and see her post-0p. The doctor plans on prescribing some fairly light pain meds, which is encouraging. But for now, all’s well, and Nicole is now the proud owner of a brand new bionic hip.