Tomorrow morning ,at an unspeakable hour, Hubby and I will take our B to a big hospital to have a much needed surgery.
I don't want to go into too many details here. Something about having my baby girl's medical history on the web just freaks me out a little. She's had a recurring issue for a few years now and finally a specialist recommended a surgery to take care of it before it gets any worse. He gave me 3 options. I've labored and prayed over all three for months now. The easiest option has a lower success rate but does not require an overnight stay at the hospital. And no scarring. So, we choose this one for now. She'll be home and resting by the time her little brother gets off the school bus.
She is scared. Of the IV. Of being put under anesthesia. Of the not knowing.
I have faith in her doctor but mostly that our great God will be watching over all of us. We have many friends praying for us from church and I appreciate that so much! Of course, family is praying and sending well wishes.
But no parent likes to see their child put under or wheeled into a surgical room. So, I would covet your prayers, too. That I would be strong for her. Whatever she needs me to be.
While I have worried and stressed over which surgery to have, I have also come to realize how blessed we are.
- Blessed to have 2 of the best hospitals in the country right in our back yard: Duke and UNC. I got an opinion from each and both doctors recommended the same options.
- Blessed that her issue is fixable! How many parents pray over sick children daily that have challenges or illnesses that are not so fixable? It breaks my heart to think of how many. So, while I pray for my baby tonight and tomorrow, I'm going to pray for those parents too.
***Update: The surgery went great! The staff and doctor at UNC rocked and B is home now resting. Thanks for the prayers and well-wishes.