Jaden and I came down to the RMH today. I had called yesterday in the morning and they had a waiting list of 6 families. They did not think we would get a room for awhile. By the end of the night, they called with a room. God was definitely watching over us. So Jaden had his pre-op physical today at 1:30.
They checked O2, EKG, blood pressure and of course they had to do lab work. I had warned the lab tech that he is a very hard stick and she assured me that she could get it. I gave her one try. She tried, and as I knew would, she failed. So we called the nurse practitioner, one who works in the heart cath. a lot. She tried and got it the first time but then it started to spasm so she had to pock again because she could not get enough out of the spot she was in. The next time, it did not work at all. So we then calmed him down a bit and tried for the fourth time. That time it worked.
It was very hard for me as it was starting already. Complications and set backs. The appointment was supposed to be a short one and ended up taking 3 1/2 hours. But how I see it, it took 4 times to get his lab and then it was fine. This is his 4th scheduled operation this time around, so it should all be fine. Right?
Well, we thank you all for your continued support and prayers. It means so much to us to know we have so many prayers coming our way. We just need to keep him healthy through the weekend. Sal and the kids will be coming tomorrow and the surgery is still scheduled for Monday morning. We have to get there at 5:30 a.m. and it is scheduled to start at 7 a.m. We will keep you posted if anything changes, otherwise we will let you know Monday as things unfold.
Thank you again and pray hard!!!