Tuesday, March 9, 2010

All done at PAC

We just got back from the hospital. Nate was a different boy after waking up from his sedation and finally getting some food in him. An hour into his ultrasound, he actually woke up, and they still hadn't taken all the pictures they wanted to. Complex heart = lots of pictures required for the study. Don held him and we gave him some milk, so they took a few more pics while he held Nate.

I wasn't aware of this, but surgeons and cardiologists from several different centres (including Nate's - Dr. Soni) actually do another video conference this afternoon, before surgery tomorrow.

We have a late surgery time, 2:40pm, Dr. Rebeyka's second of the day. It means another day of fasting, but understandable since surgeries that require use of the bypass machine are always the first of the day, and it sounded like his first was a lengthy and complex case.

They expect Nate's OR time to be 3 hours, which includes the time it takes to get the lines in once he is under general.

More later, glad this part of the day is done!


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10 comments:

Wes and Dinah said...

Praying for you! I can't even imagine how you and Don are feeling!

Will continue praying tomorrow!!

Take care!

Love
Dinah (& Wes)

Anonymous said...

Hi Carole,

I've been thinking of you all day,
sounds like its been a very long
day for all of you. Hope you'll
be able to get some sleep tonight.
Remember I have all of you in my
prayers. Take care, I care.

Nancy.

Anonymous said...

You are definitely in our thoughts and prayers often. We pray that God will guide the surgeon's hands and that He will protect Nate and give you strength and courage to do what you need to do. Fortunately, we serve the Great Physician and Nate is in His hands! Terry & Sylvia

kristin said...

Thanks for the updates Carole. I'm so glad that your day went well, all things considered, and that everything is set for tomorrow. Hope you have a good rest and know we'll be praying for you tomorrow.

Love
Kristin
PS A deck of cards and a crib board from the gift shop helped us pass the time

Anonymous said...

I've been thinking of you a lot today...and will be praying for you, Don and Nate tomorrow. Thanks for the updates!

-d

Anonymous said...

We are praying for you and will continue to be throughout the day tomorrow. When Griffon was 20 months old, he required a full day of testing and various new people to see him throughout the 5-6 hours in the Health Sciences Centre (long story-- another time) and a hospital stay for 4 days. As I read your blog, my tears swelled up because I remembered how I felt back then-- protective, worried, anxious to have it all be over successfully and well. I remembered how hard it was to watch Griffon struggle through the examinations, close contact with strangers, wait times..... It was so hard to hear him cry at times. I hear all of the feelings I had in your posts.

After a day or so in the hospital, Griffon adjusted well to being in the hospital, shy as he was. It ended up being so incredibly cute to see him in a hospital gown holding onto his IV pole and walking to the playroom. He learned to trust that we were staying with him and get comfortable as there were longer intervals in between strangers coming to poke and prod as he recovered. I pray it is the same for your little Nate.

May you feel God's hand holding yours in the same protective embrace that you give Nathan. May you hear and see God's presence, the same way that you give your presence to both of your sons no matter the distance. We will be praying for you.

Marilyn Hart

Anonymous said...

Praying for you all!!
God's peace and strength be with you all.
love,
corrine

Heather said...

Praying for you all today! As well as for the surgeons & other hospital staff.
Praying that you are enveloped in peace - the peace that passes understanding!
Love
Heather

Anonymous said...

still thinking/praying for you. We are watching the clock constantly with all of you in our hearts. I pray that you have strength while you wait....Kaden is having a reading time in his room, and came across a book about hospitals. He was excited to show me that Nate was at a place like that right now...even our kids have your precious babe on their thoughts thruout this day. Hugs.

Anonymous said...

Hi Don & Carole,
I've been praying for you all this last week and especially today! Stay strong in the Lord & He'll see you through! Praying also for Brady as he's away from you guys! Your boys are adorable!
- Bonnie K.-