Friday, March 9, 2012

Quick Update

Well, after a quiet night, Evelyn has continued to rest all day - aided somewhat by a very mild sedative she was given during her PICC line placement this morning. A PICC line is, essentially, a more secure, longer lasting IV. Evelyn's little veins like to hide, and IVs like to fail rather quickly, and since policy is to maintain IV access throughout a hospital stay it makes sense to have a PICC line. Otherwise she would probably be getting poked every two or three days to replace her IVs.

For those of you who haven't seen through facebook, her surgery is firmly set for 3:30pm, which means she will leave the hospital room for the OR around 3pm. We can go back most of the way with her, and we expect she will probably be asleep through the whole process.

We feel good about our decision for her, and I feel so much more at peace now that we are in the hospital and heading toward the surgery.

Please continue to pray that God's will be done today for Evelyn and for us; our hope is that she has a successful operation with no complications. I will post again if the time of surgery changes; otherwise I will post after she returns from surgery - we will probably get to see her sometime between 6 and 7pm; though the surgery only takes about an hour, there is prep, recovery, moving back to her room in the PICU, getting settled there, and THEN they let us see her again.