It’s 11:36AM. We’re still waiting in the pre-op room. We haven’t even met with the surgeon or anesthesiologist yet. I can’t keep my body from fidgeting. The waiting is consuming me.
Madie, on the other hand, is calm. She’s thrilled to be watching “The Nightmare Before Christmas” on the touch pad. Mind numbing technology can be such a blessing.
We’re not sure what’s causing the delay. The other case must have been more intense than expected. When I start feeling resentful, I just remember the thoughts my dear friend and fellow heart mom, Patty, shared. Some day it will be you in the long, unexpected haul and another family will need to have patience with you. I’m thinking of that other family right now.