Thursday, June 28, 2007

just starting

Michael just called after our page. They are just starting. I guess there was some delay with the doctor (maybe another patient's needs?) but they are beginning surgery right now. I'm trying to not think about them cutting into my daughter.

In the pre-op room we met Deanne, the nurse. She put labels on Madeleine's binky and her pink blanket. Madeleine changed into a hospital gown and looked smashing, if I do say so myself.

Then Dr. Mosca came in and put his signature on three places on Madeleine's leg. Her knee. Her tibia. Her ankle. This is where he will make the cuts. He answered questions and reassured us. He was sweet with Madeleine and we feel like we are all in good hands.

We also met Daniel, the anesthesiologist. An attractive British Bloke who has very kind to us and warm with Madeleine. He explained all the pain management stuff and how it will all work. He will give her gas that will put her to sleep. He will then put in her IV. He said that since she is so chubby she is a phlebotomist's nigthmare. Hence the rotton experience we had with the blood draw. He will also insert her epidural. He and/or his resident, Sarah, will stay with her the entire time.

After meeting with us Daniel did a stranger test with her and took her from my arms. He walked her around for a bit chatting with her. This was to see if she would go with him. She did, my big girl. When it was actually time to take her though, she cried. She reached for me and cried and my heart broke. I kissed her and told her I loved her.

Her whole life we have anticipated this. It still hurts.


christie said...

thanks for keeping us updated on little miss. She is in great hands. The doctors know how to take care of her. You are all in my prayers and thoughts.

KatieE said...

Stay strong ... I wish I was there to give you a hug.

Winbrooke said...

what a big smart girl you have.
I also wish I could give you a hug.

Margaret said...

Here's a virtual hug and kiss for everybody. I am thinking of you and wishing you well today.

Kelley said...

Been thinking about Madeleine today. I'm sure she handled it like a trooper just like my Maddie MeiMei did. Tonight will be rough but just know tomorrow will be much easier and by Saturday you will definately see your sweet Madeleine smiling through again.

MeiMei's mom