Tuesday, February 09, 2010

SaraGrace is now in surgery


The doctor just came and found me...told me they are still prepping her and she will undergo the procedure now. She did pretty well this morning...had some tears and moments of fear...but was trying so very hard to be brave.

At one point, she looked at me with big tears in her eyes and said, "I don't want to be brave anymore." Awww...poor sweet thing. I told her she didn't have to be and that I would be brave for both of us. She allowed me to distract her and the nurses let her pick a prize out of the bin. She chose a Disney princess writing tablet and pencil. So cute. She sat on her bed and drew a castle (with little flags on the turrets and everything!), a princess and a road. She put lots of detail into it--even the yellow lines on the road.

They finally came and gave her the 'koolaid cocktail' which she drank without fussing. She's not fond of medication, so that was pretty huge for her. She got soooo loopy. It was actually a bit disturbing for me to see her with her mouth hanging open and her eyes half shut--but still fighting to stay awake and looking anxious. She would smile, though, when I would squeeze her hand and tell her I was there. They let me walk back to the door of the cath lab, and then I had to say good-bye. She wasn't crying, thankfully.
So now I'm sitting in the waiting room...the cath will take 2-4 hours depending on what they end up doing. They won't know until they're in there.

My computer must have suffered some sort of cardiac arrest because it absolutely WOULD NOT connect to the Internet. Jeff can usually get me on, but he is at home with the little kids. Thankfully, when I went to ask someone how to get on, there was an I.T. GUY who just 'happened' to be standing there. He offered to get me on and then proceeded to spend 40 minutes of his time working on my 'very slow, non-responsive' laptop. Oh...and he was Chinese. I was SO grateful that he kept working on it--and when I kept apologizing for monopolizing his time, he said he was happy to help. Thank you, Jesus, for sending an IT guy just when I needed one. Now I am afraid to shut my computer down in case it will become 'unresponsive' again.

12 comments:

Kim K. said...

Prayers flowing from West MI. I'm glad you are connected and keep us posted. Hugs!!!

Lori said...

Oh!! What a sweet precious girl SaraGrace is! I'm praying right now!!

And God bless that guy for helping you with your laptop! And I love the little detail that he was Chinese! God orchestrates the sweetest things for us, doesn't He?! Love it.

Waitingfaithfully said...

Praying for your sweet girl Karin. Lord please keep your hand upon Sara Grace, and upon her mama as she waits.

Thank you Jesus for sending the IT guy just when he was needed the most. We rejoice in the way You cover the details!!

I'll be watching for an update-hold on little laptop, hold on . . .

Love and blessings ~

Tina

Amy-Mason'sMom said...

Praying for your little girl. She sounds like she was very brave. I remember you bringing her when you visited us in the hospital and she is so sweet and inquisitive. Sounds like you have prepared her well for today.

Chris said...

Prayers for SaraGrace. At least her Koolaid concoction works for her...it made Faith hyper, she was all over the crib staying awake.

Glad she is looking forward to the sleep over...I hope it is fun.

BTW love the shoes, if you can't wear em why on earth would someone give em to you???

Kathleen said...

Praying for you both and I am so thankful for the IT guy and his help. My husband does IT and he is always fixing computers:) He loves it!!

Remind SaraGrace that Mickey is waiting to meet her:)

Waiting to hear great news!!!

Angie said...

Praying for your little princess! As for the computer...there are just no coincidences, are there?

sara said...

praying for your sweet girl right now!!!

Adeye said...

Oh what a little angel!!! PRAYING here in CO, friend.

Please update us when you can.

Jennifer said...

I am praying for your precious girl! May God wrap His arms around her and give her His strength, and may He comfort her loving mom as she carries the bravery for Sara Grace! God bless!

Sharon said...

What a brave little girl! We will be praying for SaraGrace and also for you. Thanks for keeping us updated.

Kim Priestap said...

I just saw this post after she had come out of surgery. Thank goodness she is doing well. Thanks for keeping us updated.