Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Just One More Day.

My excitement and nerves are increasing with each passing hour. Tomorrow morning at this time, I will be dragging my night-owl rear end out of bed and getting ready to take my firstborn, my only daughter in for what is probably the second most important (maybe third) procedure of her life, so far.

A heart catheterization for the placement of an Amplatzer occluder to repair the Atrial Septal Defect in her heart. That was a mouthful, wasn't it?

I've stated before that I am not a worrier by nature, and I am at total peace trusting God no matter what the outcome. As a mom, this marks the 8th surgery/procedure requiring anesthesia that I have sent one of my babies into an OR for. Sad to say, but it's kind of "old hat" at this point. Though the seriousness of this particular procedure ranks near the top of the list, I trust the doctor and more importantly, I trust God.

I had a talk with Letha the other day to tell her, to the best of my knowledge, what she could expect to have happen tomorrow. She's not so happy about having another IV put into her arm, since the last one required 2 attempts and caused much bruising. She seems more at peace about it than last time we talked. We did also discuss the possibility of the occluder not working and how that would result in her needing surgery. I know the chances are slim, but I feel we need to be prepared enough to have thought about it. Yesterday she was very quiet and not quite clingy, but more snuggly than usual, so we'll see if anything comes up this evening as time draws nearer.

So, why am I so excited? Because I believe that my daughter will be able to keep up with her brothers,

out-skate her nearly 40 year old mother,
and have more energy to do the things she loves to do! (Cooking, not eating! lol!)

I can't wait!!!


  1. And now we add Karina to our list of sweet children in need of special prayer!

  2. Good luck, Sweetie. You'll definitely be in my thoughts and prayers tomorrow.

    Stay strong, Mama. Everything will be fine.

  3. Hang in there girlfriend! I just know that God has great things in store for your daughter. It was a mere miracle that has given sight to this problem. I can't wait to hear how she is sailing around no longer feeling wheezy or tired!!

    Praying here for you..........