And I’m not talking about the loop-d-loop ride at the carnival. For the last week we have been waiting for Maddie’s surgery to happen. First it was Thursday morning. Then it was Friday afternoon. Today, we were told it would be tomorrow. Oh, how I long to believe it were true!
It has been emotionally draining to believe that our 3-month-old baby would be undergoing major surgery that moment only to have them turn her away at the pre-op doors. Twice. We are at an extremely busy hospital. Kids are being flown in from all over the southern part of the state. Emergencies have twice preempted her critical need. I can only imagine how the parents of those children are feeling now.
Prepping her body for such an ordeal is awful. There are IVs and blood tests and multiple screenings, not to mention the “NPO” fasting status the midnight before. No infant should have to endure such pains! But I cannot get over how tough this little girl is. Despite these conditions she continues to smile and melt the hearts of all those she meets.
And so I go to sleep tonight thinking that my sweet, angel girl will finally get the operation she desperately needs. But I don’t know.
What I do know is that our prayers for her well-being are heard. Every one. And to those of you who have also prayed for her and for us: Thank you. We feel strengthened. How kind to receive so many calls and emails and blog comments from you who care so much about our little family. We also can’t thank enough our great friends (family, really), Julianna and Danny, for caring for Renny during this time. You are incredible. We are so grateful for the love and support of our dear family and friends.