We called the nurse this morning as soon as we woke
to find out Jing had had a good night
but was crying at the moment.
She was given no food after midnight
and no clear liquids after 8am.
While sitting at breakfast this morning in the cafe,
we got a call from the cardiac nurse around 8
that another child waiting for a heart was getting a transplant
and taking Jing's spot.
We were thrilled for that family!!!
At 8:10 we received another call saying it was a maybe
and to carry on as planned.
We were finally able to go in around 9:30.
She looked at us with a very stern look
but let me pick her up right away
and we were friends pretty quickly.
No tears today.
The nurse took a pic of the three of us.
We bought her a balloon with a kitty attached
and that pretty much broke the ice.
We read all her books, played magna doodle,
and used all the stickers we had.
She LOVES stickers!!!
We got word about 11 that she would indeed
go to surgery and everyone began hopping around.
They had to give her meds by mouth to make drowsy~
that didn't go over very well.
It took Scott and the nurse to dose her
and she was NOT happy!
I was able to pick her back up afterwards
and she dozed off on my shoulder.
I just stood there praying my heart out!!!
They asked me to lay her on the bed to be rolled out
but that was NOT happening.
She held onto me for dear life
and the man smiled and said, "Hop on with her".
I was able to hold her all the way to the OR door.
She was taken away by a sweet nurse named Stacy.
We have received our first call from OR
and once she stepped into the room,
she stopped crying and went under anesthesia easily.
Surgery has begun with a different doctor~
We pray his hands are guided by the Great Physician.