Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Fearful Anticipation

The countdown is at less than a week now and it feels like the surgery is rushing up on us far to quickly while at the same time painfully far away.  I am dreading handing Reagan over, but at the same time the trauma of anticipation is starting to take its toll on me.  We are ready.  Clarisse and Cadence  know (as well as they can at their age) what is happening and are excited to spend time with their friends and Grammy and Papa.  The grocery shopping and the laundry are done (for the next five minutes *grin*).  Our bags are packed with comfy clothes for lounging around the hospital for days on end and I have a cozy new pair of Uggs (hospitals are cold) courtesy of my sister.  The only things still pending are Rafael's work (he doesn't know where or what his position will be...grrr) and the surgery itself.
I am so grateful for all the prayers that I know are holding us up right now.  It is wonderful to know so many of you care so much about our little girl.  For those who don't yet know (I neglected to mention it before)  Reagan's surgery will be at Loma Linda University Medical Center.  We are conservatively expecting to stay about 5 days.  I know many of you have asked about what we need or how you can help.  My friend Susanna wrote a post on her blog about that very subject after their experience with Verity's surgery.  And yes, we would love to have visitors! :)


Ilisa Ailts said...

Hang in there, you'll be home before you know it!

Shauna said...

Thanks Ilisa...I go look at your sweet Calvin all the time for encouragement :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Shauna, I am praying for you and your baby. I can't wait to hold her again in church. She is my angel. Love you all,

Anna-Lia said...

Hang in there and call if you need anything. The advice on your friend's blog is great. The only thing I would add is writing down every nurse, respiratory tech, resident and doctor's name, their positions (intern, resident, attending) and any important information they may give you (ex. discharge planning ;). It's very useful when you are trying to decpiher information, need clarification, or are not sure about the treatment plan. I'll stop by next week. Hang in there and give her a big hug and kiss for me.