Monday, September 10, 2007

We're Here

We just sent Ethan off with the anesthesiologist about 15 minutes ago. We've been up since about 5:30 this morning. We arrived at the hospital at 7:00 to get checked in. They gave him some medication (atropine) while we waited which will speed up his heart during surgery. I guess the medications that they give him in the OR slows down his heart rate and they want to make sure that he is able to get good perfusion to his body. The anesthesiologist said that they will do all of the prep work (IV's, lines, sedation) and then will perform another Echo before they start the surgery. They will then come out and update us when the first incision is made. He said that this will take about an hour and a half. So Tim and I are just waiting.

It was so hard to bring him to the hospital this morning. The last time we did this Ethan was already here and so we were rushing to come and see him. This time however, I wanted to drag my feet. I wanted every last minute with him. Although hungry, Ethan was calm and had fallen asleep in my arms while we were waiting in pre-op. He only fussed a little when we handed him off. That was tough. It is so hard to relinquish all control to someone else. I am sure they will take good care of him. Please keep Ethan in your prayers today. I will update more when I hear.



Jenn said...

We hope all is well with the day, and look forward to seeing you guys down stairs. We will for sure keep little Ethan in our prayers.

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melanie said...

You are most definitely in tons of people's prayers today! I have received a ton of responses from our friends and they are all praying for your family, Ethan, and the doctors today.