Right now we are waiting for confirmation that surgery has started. Pretty sure it has since her case number on the parent board is now blank - we just haven't heard from the OR nurse.
This morning was a bit rough - especially when Victoria would cry. Overall she has been a brave little trooper. She has charmed the doctors and the nurses. She has also advised Dr. Keating that the next time he decides to do surgery he needs to wait until morning. In Victoria's mind morning does not arrive if you greet the sunrise. I have to agree with her on that one - but the sooner we start the sooner we will finish. I am hoping that this is a one time deal. We know that Chiari is a lifetime condition and that there is a chance that she may need additional surgery but we are praying that this is the only surgery.
She got to decorate her sleepy medicine mask and she chose a bubble gum scent to go with it. I made the mistake of letting her put it on my face and it took about 15 minutes before I could stop smelling bubble gum.
She fell asleep thinking about Princesses and Princes and her Pre-K love. We were going for happy thoughts. She had her Panda, Blue Elephant and Puppy with her when she went to sleep. She cried a little when she remembered that Alex and Nick had given her their stuffed animals so that they could be with her in spirit. They really are fantastic big brothers.
I had my mini breakdown in the bathroom on the way to get a cup of coffee. I feel very peaceful now. I know there are so many people praying for us today and those prayers are definitely being felt. Thank you so much.
As soon as we hear anything new I will put up a post. For now I am going to try to finish some posts that I have been working on for several days now. Time has been in short supply lately so I have been adding things here and there figuring I would have lots of time today to finish off what I started.