Just a quick update... Caleb's surgery is scheduled for Tuesday August 30. It had to be pushed back a few more days due to a scheduling issue with the surgeon. We will be arriving at the hospital the day before, Monday August 29, for Caleb's heart catheterization. Afterwards he will be admitted to his room at Peyton Manning Children's Hospital at St. Vincents, with surgery scheduled in the morning.
We had a check-up this week and Caleb's oxygen sats were actually up! Yay! Good to know he's strong leading up to surgery.
We will probably be in the hospital between 1 and 2 weeks. Daniel will probably spend a lot of time going back and forth between the hospital and being home with Jonah. Right now, we're feeling pretty good. My mind has been at ease and I'm not feeling afraid. I trust the doctors, who believe that Caleb is going to do very well.
Please pray for:
- Caleb's heart cath and surgery to be as smooth as possible. Pray that no fluid accumulates on his lungs and that he can quickly go off the ventilator and breathe on his own.
- Jonah, as he is away from us a lot. Pray for him to feel secure and comfortable while we're apart.
- Daniel and me, for our marriage to be strong and for us to be patient and gracious with each other even in times of stress. Pray for us to not be anxious or worried, but to be full of hope and joy.
We will be in touch!