Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Surgery-the lesson of waiting

Abi slept all day yesterday after being sudated and woke up 3 times at night to eat. We could tell she wasn't very
comfortable, so I'm thankful she was asleep for the most part. We are up since 4:40 am. We couldn't give her anything to drink after 5, so it made especially difficult to keep her comfortable. Finnally, she calmed down watching Mickey Mouse- I am actually thankful for TV today. It bought us ans mainly Abi extra 40 min of peace and quiet. She actually smiled to us for the first time after 24h. So precious!
at 7:15am she was given meds to make her sleepy. I held her for an hour

until we were asked to walk to the OR area, where she was taken by the team of anastesiologists. She opened her eyes and looked with half curious and half frightened eyes as we kisses her goodbye and passed her to the nurse...."you take my mourning and turn it into laughing?"- not necessarily there yet... One of the hardest things to do; place your precious baby into strangers' arms trying to trust they will take good care of her...
So hard ........
We are sitting in the waiting area for updates every 1 hour.

Here's what we have received so far:
9:42 am - after anastesia, the surgery started
11:00 am - Abi's on heart-lung machine; closing VSD.



  1. love you, O LORD, my strength.
    The LORD is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer;
    my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge.
    He is my shield and the horn [a] of my salvation, my stronghold.

    I call to the LORD, who is worthy of praise,
    and I am saved from my enemies.

    The cords of death entangled me;
    the torrents of destruction overwhelmed me.

    The cords of the grave [b] coiled around me;
    the snares of death confronted me.

    In my distress I called to the LORD;
    I cried to my God for help.
    From his temple he heard my voice;
    my cry came before him, into his ears

  2. Sons are a heritage from the LORD,
    children a reward from him

  3. Ohhh, the waiting. I remember it well. God is in that room and is watching over Abi and guiding the surgeon's hands. Trust in Him. All will be well.

    Heart Hugs!

    ~Mary (BBC)