Friday, October 02, 2009

Procedure underway

I was able to stay with Mia until she was completely sedated in the operating room. It was heartwrenching to say the least. She grabbed for my face and looked deep into my eyes as she fought to stay awake. I kept stroking her hair and telling her "it was okay" and that "I loved her." The anesthesiologist sang "row row row your boat" to her as she fell asleep. It was very sweet! We are a little over an hour and a half into the two hour procedure so I am hoping to get called soon to come back and see her.

7 comments:

Heather Hisatomi said...

We are thinking of Mia, you and your family from Seattle! I hope that this procedure is the beginning of a short journey home for all of you. You are in our thoughts and prayers and thank you for sharing your experience. Mia's smile helps anyone who reads your blog to keep life in perspective : )

Kim K. said...

Praying...

Wendy said...

ah Melinda, I guess the only good thing to come of this is bonding...

Carey and Norman said...

Thinking of you and praying for Mia (and you too)!!

Lindy said...

Thank you for taking the time to post. I am thinking of your sweet Mia and praying hard that this procedure works as it should.

Shannon said...

Praying!!!!!!! Thanks for updating. Hoping that you will get to see Mia SOON!!!!

Dani said...

We are praying the procedure will be the answer to sweet Mia's chance to go home.

I am so proud of you. You are handling everything so well and you are a great example of a wonderful mother!!! A mentor for me in the FAR future!

Love from Rome - CiĆ o Bella!
Dani & Brian