Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Surgery day tomorrow morning, May 21st @ 8am
OK people, need some prayer for our little guy!! His surgery is on for tomorrow morning. We have to be at the hospital by 6:30am and his surgery is scheduled for 8am. It's going to be tough because he can only nurse up to 4am, and then from 4-5am he can only have pedialyte or water, and then after that nothing. It's going to be interesting because I don't think it can be perfectly timed to nurse him so I might have to just wake him up and try to feed him at 3:30am. And I'm not sure how he'll do with pedialyte or water. And it will break my heart to see him hungry! There had been talk of moving his surgery to 11am, but thank goodness that didn't pan out. We just want it done with. And then he will have ALL day to recoup and will stay at the hospital over night. I have moments where chills of pure fear overtake me. I know everyone says it's "routine" and simple and non-invasive...but I'm still frustrated that this little fighter has to experience yet another thing. And everyone keeps saying he'll be fine...but I heard that through the whole experience with Zac, that Zac was going to be fine...and look what happened. So it's hard to trust the whole "he'll be fine" statement. And logically I know that Evan WILL be fine, but I won't be able to rest until it is over and we are sent home with confidence that he IS fine! Please pray for the surgeon, the anesthesiologist, the nurses and his after care nurses that God's hand will be guiding them every moment and that things will go just perfect. Please pray that Evan will recover from the anesthesia with no issues. The hope is to have a local anesthetic, and that is what we will be requesting, but that may change once they get in to the OR if it can't be done. Then he will have to have general anesthesia and will be intubated...ugh. Please pray for Brett and I that we will be able to rest well tonight. I know Brett won't have trouble sleeping, but I know that I will be struggling. I don't like stuff like this, and to have to watch as someone takes my baby from my arms to do this procedure...the trust that I have to force on to myself is huge. I just want it over with and I want to be able to rest well and watch my son recovering with little to no pain. I am looking forward to life after all this! I am looking forward to the hernias being repaired so there are no concerns for other complications, and I'm looking forward to life being "normal". Thank You for your prayers. I will update on things in a few days once Evan is settled in. Pray hard!!