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.