Tuesday, November 25, 2008

The Big Day

Surgery is tomorrow (Wednesday)! We are ready. Mom should go in at 8:30 in the morning. We will get there at 6 am to see her before she goes back. It will be a long day with surgery being 2-4 hours. I will be camped out. Dave, my dad and my Aunt Anita will be camped out too. Anyone want to bring us Starbucks? I expect her to be out and back in her room by 1-2pm. I hope anyway.

Today was a good day. Mom laughed a lot, worried about her hair, and talked a lot. We still love her doctors and nurses. Thanks Kennestone CCU staff! You've been awesome.

I spent the afternoon at home and took a nap. Finally! I have been sleeping horribly and waking early. Go figure. Tonight Dave and I went back up and visited with her for a while. Now I am working on my therapy-cooking dressing for Thanksgiving. Getting it ready cook anyway. I will pass on the gooey slop to my aunt for her to cook on Turkey Day. I will be off to bed in a bit and up before the sun.

Thank you Mandy and Jessica for the awesome food! Everything is so good and it has been so great to just pop something on the stove or in the microwave. We won't get fat or sick from fast food. Woohoo! You are lifesavers! Sometimes literally=)

Some have asked what we need.
 Prayer is #1. Lots of people have been praying. Please keep praying. This is a major surgery. I trust God and the doctors. We all need rest, good health and and peace.
#2 is food. We have food through Thanksgiving. The next few weeks will be long, especially when we have to be at work and we all fit going to the hospital into our normal routine. So, the need for food will be ongoing. Especially dinner and stuff for lunches during the work week. I normally pack Dave's and my lunch every day.  Dad has been eating supper over here since we have food. Once mom is at home, we'll move the party to their house. On a side note, I have a bunch of pumpkin frozen if anyone wants to make something with it. I won't have time. Let me know. 
#3 Starbucks cards. Serious here. There is one right by the hospital. We all need our caffeine these days. 
#4 possibly help around the house in a week or so. 
#5 my friends!!!! Support and encouragement from friends are the best. I love you guys.

I will post tomorrow from the waiting room. I know you will be waiting on the edge of your seats. off to the dressing and then the bed. Good night!

I am praying that things go smoothly and mom heals quickly. By the way, her name is Brenda. Don't think that I mentioned that.

1 comment:

Candace Smartt said...

Lord I lift Brenda up to you and we ask you to guide every scaple, every hand involved.
We pray that the surgery would go smoothly with no complications. Be with Brenda...heal her body as she rests - even as she is getting the surgery begin to heal her Father.

Lord - draw their family together. Thi sis hard to be in teh hospital during thanksgiving...Lord - show them a way to be together and to find joy and contentment even there,,,you are there with them.
Save Brenda's life Lord.

In teh name of Jesus Christ,

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