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Anonymous asked: good lord, combeferre, are you alright? why is no one awake? i figured they would stay up all night waiting for you to wake.

He’s okay! He just happened to wake up right when Enjolras fell asleep but we woke shortly after.

He’s is asleep again though. Taking all of the tubes out of his throat (and various other places) that were keeping him alive and eating applesauce and dealing with Enjolras’s overwhelming joy, took a lot of him. 

-Joly

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no one’s awake but me

-Ferre

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Anonymous asked: Will you know when Combeferre is waking up?

We should.  He will start to move around and be more responsive to our occasional questions we ask him.

So far no response though.

-Joly 

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Update

It’s over and done.  We were actually done a few hours ago but Enjolras and I decided to take a nap on the OR floor because it was all very intense. 

Combeferre is fine, his heart is beating much more regular now. He’s still in a comatose state but I’m hoping that might change … 

-Joly

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Anonymous asked: Be very careful Joly, heart surgery can go very badly wrong, specially seeing as you have only Enjolras to help you! But tell us as soon as its done and if/when Combeferre wakes up! Good Luck Joly.

At least this isn’t open heart surgery.  Installing a pacemaker is 1000x more easier than having to cut into a heart or something. All I have to do is basically take a needle and sew the wires into his veins and then into his heart! No cutting open of the chest required! 

Thanks for the good luck wishes.  I was actually able to find everything I need so we are going to start soon.

-Joly

I’m going to mess everything up. -E

Enjolras, relax. You aren’t really doing much except for handing me things and being there for moral support. Now go put on your scrubs. -Joly

I have to wear a special outfit? -E

If we are going to do this, we are going to do it right. -Joly

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Anonymous asked: How did it go? Combeferre, are you there?

We haven’t done the surgery yet because I have to find all of the necessary items, reset the OR and label everything so Enjolras will know what I’m talking about when I ask him to do something.
We should be able to do it tonight.
-Joly

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THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH YOU ARE SO SWEET OH MY GOODNESS :-)

I feel so loved and I am giving each of you a big hug!!!! 

-JP

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Anonymous asked: Are you sure this can work? I mean even if the surgery is a success (which I am certain it will be because you can do this, Joly) won't it still take a while for the effects to set in and for Combeferre to wake up and especially recover enough to actually move somewhere? And the surgery will take time too, won't it? How long do you think you have to get out?

The surgery only takes a few hours and normally the patient could go home a day after.  I just hope he responds to the effects like we want him to and that he actually wakes up. 

The scary part is that we have no idea how long we have until the government makes another attack so this needs to happen sooner rather than later. 

-Joly 

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I will.  I removed bullets from R’s chest with a kitchen utensils once so … you know, this should be easier.  Maybe.
Enjolras! Are you squeamish around blood?   
-Joly
Um … no, not any more. -E
Well, that’s good. Fainting in an OR wouldn’t be very helpful.  -Joly
… what? -E
I need help with this, so you’ll have to help me. -Joly
But I’m not a doctor! -E
Neither am I, so we are both in the same boat. -Joly

I will.  I removed bullets from R’s chest with a kitchen utensils once so … you know, this should be easier.  Maybe.

Enjolras! Are you squeamish around blood?   

-Joly

Um … no, not any more. -E

Well, that’s good. Fainting in an OR wouldn’t be very helpful.  -Joly

… what? -E

I need help with this, so you’ll have to help me. -Joly

But I’m not a doctor! -E

Neither am I, so we are both in the same boat. -Joly

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whentmrcomes asked: Does that mean Enjolras and Joly are now back at the metro station tunnel with Combeferre?

No, we are still in the hospital.  I’m beginning to think that the only way we can get out of here before something else terrible happens is for Combeferre to wake up … and for that to even possibly happen we need to try the pacemaker route.

Of course, there is only about one or two functioning ORs left in this hospital and most of the real doctors are either dead or helping all the wounded people in the metro tunnel.

So … I guess I’ll do it. 

-Joly