This is a bleg* to you doctors out there. Can someone explain to Babalu readers and writers what the pre- and post-operative protocols are for the type of abdominal surgery the Beast had two weeks ago. For example, a pre-operative protocol could consist of blood tests, shaving the groin area, enemas, etc. I ask because yesterday’s ‘happy day’ pictures with fidel and hugo show a very telling detail that most people have not commented on: if fidel had this type of serious surgery, and if they needed to give him a respirator tube (which I think is standard practice), then why does he have a full beard? Wouldn’t they have to shave him to be able to tape the respirator around teh mouth while under anesthesia?
*Bleg: A blog entry consisting of a request to the readers, such as for information or contributions. A combination of “blog” and “beg”. (Wikipedia.org)