Monday, September 07, 2009

Thoughts the day before surgery.....

Tommorow is Mia's surgery day. I don't think you are ever fully prepared for your child to have surgery. Obviously Mia is completely unaware of the mountain she is about to climb tommorow. We, of course, are very aware for the most part of what we are about to face. Even though I know she needs this surgery and her life will tremendously improve, it is getting on the "other side" of the mountain that is hard. I try to focus on the "other side" and look forward to her pink fingers and toes, gaining weight, and Mia having the strength to catch up developmentally. I know she will be a different child a couple months from now and I am so excited to experience all that she will be able to do but "the climb" is difficult. The anticipation of it all is overwhelming.

The day will begin very early tommorow as we have to be at the hospital at 6:15am with surgery scheduled at 7:30am. I have asked the surgery team to allow me to hold Mia as much as possible while they are doing whatever they need to do prior to surgery. I do not want her to be upset before surgery and Mia is wildly upset with medical personnel approaching and touching her. Even holding her in my arms it is quite a battle. I will also be going back into the operating room with her until she falls asleep. I am hoping with these measures in place it will lessen some of her anxiety.

I will be updating our blog throughout the day with her progress. Please keep Mia in your prayers.

4 comments:

Kim K. said...

Prayers coming your way from West Michigan. I'll be anxiously awaiting updates. Hugs!!!

Shannon said...

I am praying for you!!!! Tomorrow will be a lifechanging day for all of you. Allow yourself to be held & carried by the Lord as He holds and carries yoiur sweet Mia. I think that you have made good choices to help her through the anxiety. I also know that those choices are bringing you into seeing some of the tougher stuff...it is a beautiful choice that shows the depth of your love for Mia. I will be praying for you as you hold her and are with her as she goes to sleep.
Again, I wish I lived close and could be there but I will be there in prayer all the way!

Sue said...

Melinda,
Thank you for visiting our blog. Jadyn had the Glenn procedure last Thursday and she is doing wondrerful. she was discharged yesterday. 72 hours or so after her surgery. it just blows me away how well these little ones do. If I can answer any questions for you, please let me know. I will be thinking of your family tomorrow. Sue

TanyaLea said...

Prayers are definitely going up for your sweet Mia and for all of you! Hang in there my friend!! <><

Hugs,
~Tanya