It's been a busy day! We got here at 6 this morning to get Maren registered. At about 7:30 (when Maren was scheduled for surgery) we were told that it would be a while longer. Maren did amazingly well! She only asked to eat a couple of times near the end of our wait and it broke my heart to tell her she couldn't eat, but she made it-- thanks to the Wonder Pets and the Wii that was set up in the surgical play room.
They gave her an oral medication before taking her from us to help her be calm-- versed, I think-- and she was flying high! We got some video of her acting loopy-- laughing at anything from me blowing my nose to Randy telling knock-knock jokes. It was kind of fun to watch.
At 10:15 we handed her over to an old friend of mine, Theresa, who happened to be working today, and they took her back to get ready. The procedure began at 11:28, she was put on bypass at 1:07 and then came off at 2:07. Dr. Jonas came to speak with us a little while later and said everything went as planned and everything appeared to be good. He reminded us more than once that the next couple of days are very critical, which put that knot right back into my gut.
We're still waiting to see our sweet Maren Jane. It shouldn't be long, now.
We are so happy to be over the surgery hurdle and pray that the rest of her course goes as smoothly. Thanks everyone who joined with Randy and me in our fast. Thanks for you prayers, your thoughts, your calls, messages... everything! They really do mean a lot!!! Please keep praying that the next few days will go smoothly, and that the doctors and nurses will be able to keep up with all of Maren's shenanigans.
We'll update when we have more.
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