Open Heart Surgery Day

Well, miracle of miracles we made it. I am still a little under the weather but steadily getting better. Maybe 87%? πŸ˜‚πŸ™πŸ»πŸ™πŸ» Amazingly Lydia is healthy and cleared for surgery. After a rather nervous day yesterday we finally got some sleep and made it to the hospital for check in before 6:00 AM. Back in the pre-op area we dressed Lydia in her gown and giant pants after swabbing her down with a second round of β€œkill all the things” wipes (first round was last night). We met with the surgeon, Dan for the second time and me for the first. He is an extremely talented man with an excellent reputation. Hearing the rundown & risks from THE man himself was sobering, as I’m sure he could tell from my huge eyes. Then a couple of nurses stopped by to evaluate Lydie and finally the anesthesiologist came to talk us through things and walk us down the hall. He was sweet and reassuring and I felt ok handing my baby girl over to him at 7:35. It wasn’t like just one moment of hand off for me as much as a thousand little moments all morning. All weekend. My heart is on that table with her. 

We can feel the prayers and God’s love lifting us and bringing peace that truly β€œpasses all understanding.” I’m sure there are angels with us all.  

The surgery is scheduled to last 5 hrs. Send all the prayers. πŸ™πŸ»πŸ™πŸ»πŸ™πŸ»β€οΈ