Friday, May 9, 2014

Fontan Surgery Begins

We were out the door this morning around 5:15 AM. Someone was in a pretty good mood considering how early it was!

We arrived at the hospital just after 5:30 AM this morning and headed to the surgical check in area. We had already registered for today's admission yesterday, but apparently there were some issues that resulted in a bit of a "re-do" this morning. Just a short delay before we were able to take Chase back to get prepped for his surgery.

The staff was great and had us quickly checked in. Before we knew it, it was time for his special versed cocktail. He did NOT want to take the medicine, so hubs had to hold him down while I had him drink it. They have him a small sip of water afterwards and he was happy. Literally less than 5 minutes later, he was REALLY happy!

We talked with our silly boy for a bit, then after lots of hugs & kisses, it was time to hand him over to the anesthesiologist to take him to the OR. Thankfully he was happy and didn't mind it one bit. We stood there and waved as we watched our son be carried off for his third heart surgery. Not surprisingly, it wasn't any easier than the last two times.

We are situated in the waiting area, armed with a pager that will give us hourly updates throughout the procedure, with the first update expected around 9AM. I will post the updates here as we receive them.

Thank you to all who are praying for my sweet Chase. Just thank you.

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