So, the long awaited surgery date is approaching...this week, i have started packing for Jed and I..and for Dakota (he will go with us for the first 2 days and then come back with Boo~Jed's grandmother~and Aunt Samantha) i packed a few outfits for Miss Lilyann; and of course, we are taking her mobile, her favorite blankets, and stuffed animals...things that are bright and familiar to cheer up her room.
This last week before the surgery has been a stressful one...on all of us. I had another outbreak of the hives (this also happened when Dakota got his tubes put in ~~Dec 2006) the positive side to it all, is that i already have the medicine, if another outbreak occurs while in Dallas. Dakota is getting a cough, again (i think it is from the weather changes, and seasonal allergies) And Jed has a possible staph infection...wow!! i know, alot has happened in the last week. Lily on the other hand is holding up pretty good. She is getting more active...playing in her exersaucer, and johnny jump up...and she even rolled over the other day...just once, from back to tummy..Which is a major accomplishment for Miss Lilyann. My fear from the surgery is that she would have some delayed motor skills, since she wouldn't be allowed on her tummy for a while after the surgery...but Lily is a fighter..she is holding up better than all of us.
Lilyann's surgery will be on Tuesday, April 15th...she is still the first case of the day--we will check in at 6 am...and they should start her surgery anytime between 7-7:30am. It will be open heart surgery. Please pray for God's guidance on the hand of the surgeon, Dr. Eric Mendeloff. I will update when i have a chance..I was told there is Internet access in the waiting area, but if not, i will have my sister (Marg) post the updates here...so she wont be sending out an email...you will have to check this blog site for the updates..unless i get a chance to update all our friends and family.
We will be at Medical City Children's Hospital in Dallas, TX.
If you don't hear any updates, you can text Jed's cell phone...here is the number (903) 399-8178...just be sure to leave your name with the text (it is an AT&T number) so we know who we are replying to and giving out information. I ask that you don't call, but just text...we probably wont be able to answer all the calls. Thank you. And continue to pray for Lilyann and our family.