Friday, December 7, 2012

It's surgery day

Mommy and Brinkley had an uneventful night.  I slept fairly well to be in the hospital.  He was a little fussy due to going NPO (nothing by mouth) at midnight.  This boy likes to eat and the fluids in the IV just don't do it for him.  Just wait little buddy!  In a few short days you will be able to eat better than you ever dreamed!  

Due to the fact that he was going NPO and we are going to adjust his feedings after surgery, Dr Spencer (the attending Dr in this unit) said to give him as much as he wanted whenever he wanted it yesterday and last night.  I did, and boy did he eat.  I was quite surprised at how well he did!  I believe that I will have one chunky monkey after his heart is repaired and he can catch up on all that he was missing!

He had several Tet spells yesterday, but none through the night.  Hopefully, in a few short/long hours that will be a thing of the past.  No more Tet spells for him.  

Bryan is on his way back here with Reese.  Please pray for safe travel for them and that Reese will be good for Jordan and her roomates today.  They have graciously offered to take care of him for us.  If all goes well, we plan to take him to James Island to see the Christmas lights before he goes back home on Sunday.  

Please be in prayer today.  Pray for Brinkley to be strong.  Pray for Dr. K (I have no idea how to spell his name) who will be performing the surgery.  Pray for us as we wait it out and then learn how to care for Brinkley and his fixed heart.  

We have asked our families to stay home and pray for us from there.  We want to have all of our attention focused on Brinkley and the team caring for him.  Don't worry about us though.  The wonderful people at Cross Bridge are making sure that we are cared for while we are here.  

With that said, if you are looking for deserving places to make year end tax-deductible gifts, please consider giving to either of these organizations in honor of Brinkley:

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