Tuesday, December 2, 2008

First update...so far so good

It is now 11:00 and we just got our second call from the surgical nurse that Reid is now on the heart and lung bypass machine and ready for the repairs. It has been a really long morning. They wheeled Reid over to the holding room before entering surgery around 7:00 but there were some delays and they were very busy in there so Reid stayed with us until about 8:00. You could clearly see he was getting a little agitated and tired of this whole thing already, so Luke and I sang and danced for him the best we could to keep his spirits up and we were able to get a few giggles out of him. He actually finally ended up falling asleep in my arms at 8:05 and then the anaesthesiologist came and gave him something through his IV to knock him out further....what a complete blessing. It was so nice to be able to hand him over in this peaceful nature and he is none the wiser of what is happening to him...at least not yet! :)

This is not the first time we have been through this...yet somehow this time is so, so much harder on us all. I wish I could post pictures but I brought the wrong thingy ma bob to plug into the camera and computer, so I'll post pictures later. But...picture this if you will... Reid had a crib ride over to the room where they pick him up for surgery...but he was not going to sit down for this ride. He stood up the whole way holding on to the edge of the crib, he wasn't quite as flirtatious as last night...he was now too suspicious by this time and had quite a look of angelic ferociousness on his face if that is possible, but still managed to pass out waves and kisses along the way. One nurse called him, "dangerous guy" because he was standing the whole way... oh I just love my angelic, ferocious, danger guy!


6 comments:

dayna said...

yay,, I am so glad that it is going so well so far.. I had my husband praying from work for your little guy.. and I have been thinking and praying for all of you all morning.. I can so empathize how hard this must be..you sound so strong Cheri..
Keep us posted.

hopeshines said...

I'm thinking and praying for Reid and your whole family. You are such an awesome mommy, Cheri!!! love, Julie

Nan P. said...

Good morning Cheri, yes I hope it is a good morning for you when you read this.

Thinking of you all.

Heather said...

Been thinking of you all and praying that little Reid is doing well and flying through this like the champ I know he is.

Lisa said...

Glad his repairs are underway. I've been thinking good thoughts for Reid and for you all. I will check back for more updates. Stay strong and positive...

Kele said...

Cheri, so sorry I haven't been around or aware that Reid was going in the hospital the last few days for surgery, Pres has been in the hospital as well, crazy times...
I am praying for you guys and will call you when you seem settled!!