Monday, July 16, 2007

We are to arrive at the hospital at 6am!

We'll have an early start to our day as we need to arrive and check-in by 6am.  I received the phone call at about 5:30pm to let us know that Eliana was first on the surgical list for the day. 

Eliana just finished her last feeding of the day - and it ended at midnight on the dot!  Thank you God for the perfect timing!  I will be giving her a "feeding" of clear liquids at 3:20am in order to finish by 4am.  Hopefully I will sleep for an hour before getting up at 5am to get ready to go.  I'm a little concerned about us waking on time.  I have an alarm beside my bed this time too and hopefully one of us will hear it.  I had thought of asking some early bird friends to give us a wake-up call, but Roger felt sure he would wake up on time.

I still haven't finished packing.  Yes, I know.  I do have most of it laid out on my bed though.  I'm not expecting to be there long so I'm not thinking I need much.

We are to arrive at 6am in order to check-in.  Then at some point we will be taken back to the pre-op area for them to check her vital signs, put her in a hospital gown and then meet with the anesthesiologists.  I wish we could have the same ones from last time, but they only do heart patients.  I'm not sure if we'll be able to take her to the OR.  It may be an option, but is not our choice.  From there, we just wait.

I thought of one more thing to add to the prayer list.  Please pray that our little girl would learn how to eat.  I'm hoping that having the tube out of her nose/throat will be a turning point for her. 

I've been praying a lot today for Eliana's surgical team.  Praying and picturing God holding her in the palm of His hand as she goes through this surgery.  The neat thing too though is that He will also be holding me - His daughter - in the palm of His hands too.  That thought brings great comfort to my Mama's heart.  I've also been praying that I would listen to Him, that I would be available to Him and that He would be glorified through all of this.  I was encouraged by this verse in my reading today and am definitely praying these words.

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.    Romans 15:13

Thank you for your prayers.  I will update as soon as I'm able to.  I'm off to finish packing.