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.