Update: Emma’s surgery went very well!!! Thank You Jesus!!!
We arrived at the hospital early yesterday morning so we could be with Emma before they took her down for her surgery. She was given the IV the night before and she did extremely well considering everything that was going on. So Tuesday morning when we got there I grabbed Emma immediately to hold her before they put her in the incubator bed. Darrick held her for a while then I guess he could tell I needed to hold her again to calm my nerves. Both of our families showed up, but I couldn’t let anyone hold her because I needed to keep her close to me (I guess that’s the Momma in me). We had prayer for her before putting her in the bed, and the tears started to flow. Even though the day before I had a calm over me in regards to my feelings about her having the surgery, the day of I was overwhelmed with emotion. The tears started flowing right before we walked downstairs, and after we got to the room where they prepped patients for operations…I couldn’t stop crying! She was sleeping, but it was a mad house down there, so then I freaked out in my mind and I’m sure Darrick could tell I was freaking out he just rubbed my back because I’m pretty sure he had some weird feelings going on as well!
Surgery took about an hour, and they called us to the receptionist desk and told us that the doctors were done, and wanted to meet us in the back. We were placed in a room and the two doctors walked in smiling…I sat there and said THANK YOU JESUS!!! I wanted to hug and kiss them! LOL! No really that’s how I felt…I prayed so hard for Emma and the doctors! We didn’t get to see her for about an hour because they were letting her recuperate, but once I saw her and saw that she was resting well I couldn’t I thanked the Lord again!!!
She is doing good today! Not in too much pain, unless you touch her stomach which is still tender (which is to be expected). Overall, she is having the normal signs of healing which is good!!!
I cant THANK the Lord enough for blessing us with Emma, and bringing her through this surgery and also prepping us for what is next to come with her other surgeries!!! A lot of times I feel that I running out of strength to deal with everything but I have to THANK GOD for a daily renewed strength!