Friday, December 08, 2006

Gonzalez's Heart

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!!!


Stacy said...

You're right Stephanie! Four must be his magic number. It is great to see that everything you have all been through that you are so close and so positive about everything that is happening. You are an amazing family!

I will be thinking about you this weekend and ask everyone to say an extra prayer for Jaden on Monday. Everyone at work asks about him often and I have even passed on your blog address to they can see the pictures and the updates. I don't think any of them will comment but you never know.

Take care and enjoy the weekend! It sounds like it could be a nice one!

Luv, Stacy

Krista said...

Stephanie and Sal,
Keep that chin up and like you and Stacy said, four must me his magic number. What strength all of you have shown through all of this. Many paryaers will be said for your family between now and Monday and know that you have some great angels watching over all of you!
Enjoy your week-end together.

Karen said...

Steph & Sal,
We continue to pray for strength for your entire family and especially little Jaden. He is such a fighter and has shown so much strength already, as have all of you.

There is power in prayer, and there are many, many people praying for all of you.


Kristin said...

Many prayers are being lifted for that Little Super (Christmas) Star! And for the rest of your family as well.

Did I tell you I had my ultrasound? We're having another girl :0)

Enjoy your weekend with the peace that God will work EVERYTHING in HIS time.


Anonymous said...

Sal & Stephanie,
Stephanie you do not know me but Sal is our "great driver" at Fingerhut. All of us that know Sal have been following your little guys progress. I will say an extra prayer asking God to guide the hands of the surgeon and all the staff taking care of your little Christmas Star.
Gods blessing to all of you at this trying time.
Gloria Thom