Well family and friends-
Tomorrow is the big day!
Annalise goes in for her shunt surgery in the morning. We have to be down at the hospital by 10:30 to meet up with the surgeon. Surgery time can fluctuate but we are going to guess it will be around noon.
Am I nervous? Yes. Terrified? Yes. Am I prepared to bawl my eyes out tomorrow when they take her back? Yes.
But luckily my all time favorite verse applies so well:
“So do not fear, for I am with you. Do not be dismayed for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” Isaiah 41:10
Without my Savior, I would not have comfort or peace going into tomorrow and I am so thankful for a loving God who is always with me…One who can provide me with peace going into such a difficult situation.
Her surgery is expected to last a couple of hours and then about an hour of wake up/recovery time after that. After the wake up time is when we are allowed to be with her. We are scheduled to be there at least one full day so they can monitor the shunt to make sure it’s properly working.
We ask for prayers going into tomorrow and for the surgery itself. We also ask for prayers for a quick recovery afterwards.
We will update y’all as best as we can in the next few days but I can’t make any promises that I will have a full blog ready on Monday :p
We love you all and are so grateful for all the prayers headed our way.
We are so excited to start this new journey with our sweet Annalise and so excited to see where life leads us after surgery!