There are so many things to catch up on however, nothing seems quite as important as today. So, once again I will be hopping back and forth between posts.
Right now, we're sitting in the waiting room.., waiting. Jim and Annette-Justin's parents, my foster mother, Suzan and our friend Isaac are all here with us. I am grateful for their company, their voices and the familiarity of their faces. It makes passing this time a little easier.
The Pastoral came over to us about fifteen minutes ago to tell us that surgery has begun. The first incision was made. The next update should be with in the two hours.
I have seen God's work this morning in so many ways. He has helped all of us in this difficult time in ways both seen and not.
Vada woke up, on her own at 3:45 A.M. to nurse. Her cut off time was 4 A.M. After nursing she played with Daddy while I got ready and repacked all of our things.
We left the hotel at 5:30 this morning and headed to the hospital. Vada stayed awake for about an hour after arriving and was cheerful and sociable as per usual. This girl is so laid back and easy going!
Not once did she become irritated or fussy. She just cuddled up with me and fell asleep. Sweet Angel.
Before taking Vada back for surgery she was weighed, 17lbs-3oz's (she lost six ounces this last week). Then she was given some soft yellow p.j.'s and fuzzy pink slippers. She looked pretty sweet in a sad sort of way.
10:52 A.M. ---
Well, as I was getting ready to post the above update the Pastoral came back with another update. Vada is doing well, everything is going as it should be and she has been put onto bypass. The next update might not come again for a couple of hours.