Sunday, September 9, 2007

Tomorrow is the Day!

Ethan and I just got back from Primary's. We had to go and get all of his pre-op stuff done. Ethan had his blood drawn, gave a urine sample, and had chest x-rays taken. We also met with his surgeon, Dr. Hawkins. He said that Ethan will go in for surgery at bout 8:30 in the morning. He also said that he will be on the heart/lung bypass machine for about 1 1/2 -2 hours and should be out of surgery around 1:30 in the afternoon. We won't be able to see him for about another hour after that so that he can get settled into PICU.

This whole experience is so surreal. Even though you know it is coming, the reality of it doesn't hit you until it is right on top of you. While things are nice and stable and the surgery seems so far away, it is easy to pretend that Ethan is a healthy, normal baby. I think this is the only way I survive. Now that there is nothing left to do in preparation for his surgery, I seem to just dwell on how tomorrow will pan out. I hope I can sleep tonight. Please pray for Ethan and our family. I will update more tomorrow after things settle down.



The Gatherum Family said...

Hey AL,
Just want you to know we are thinking of all of you tomorrow. Neal and I are going to fast tomorrow during Ethan's surgery. We love you-Adrian

melanie said...

We are totally thinking of you and praying for your family. I've also told some of our friends to keep you in their prayers too!