Just to let everyone know, Sophie Kate has finally been taken to surgery. We have been here since 7:30 this morning (Thursday Feb. 26) and at 3:00pm they finally came to get her. Wow, this has been frustrating. OR’s get behind, surgeon’s start running behind and so the trickle down effect begins. We have been informed all day of what is going on, but my goodness it’s been a long day so far and now we are just getting started. SK’s doctor said the surgery should take about 2 hours and then she will go to recovery. I’m sure it will be after 6pm before we get to see our little girl again. In the meantime, Chad and I are trying to pass the time as best we can and are trying not to worry too much. SK is a constant lesson for us in learning to let go and let God, no more so than watching your baby girl being taken away by a complete stranger (yes, she had a Children’s Hospital badge, but you know what I mean) to a place we are not allowed to go, God please go with her.
Surgery Update: SK came through the surgery good, it is now 5:30pm and she has just been taken to recovery where she will be for at least an hour. Her surgeon said everything went well and that she was waking up from the anesthesia. He did tell us that her recovery this time may be tougher due to all the manipulation he had to do inside this time to repair the hernia and then to undo what was left of the last surgery and then to redo it all again, so fun times are definitely ahead for us tomorrow.
One of the main things I am hoping for, due to SK’s surgery being so late today, is that she may actually sleep most of the night. Of course people will be in bothering us all night but if she could just get some good pain free sleep for now then that would really go a long way towards our attitude tomorrow, I hope. Don’t know anything about our room at this point, we were told they will come and get us when she is ready to come out of recovery and we will all go up to our new room together. I’m just ready to see my girl. Please pray for SK’s recovery, we have only just begun….
Update: We got our girl back around 7pm, we are in our room and SK is hanging in there. She has already had some pain medicine, I can definitely tell she is hurting, but she will be on regular doses of pain meds throughout the night. Hopefully it will be an uneventful night full of lots of healing, peaceful sleep for my little Sophie. It’s time for this long day to come to an end. Thanks y’all for your love and prayers.