Rachel got a little weepy this morning after we ran out of things to do. She couldn’t pay attention long enough to watch tv. We read all of the books we brought several times. We rode around the halls multiple times in the toy car. And the children’s playroom was locked most of the morning. The person who was supposed to open it was off today.
She was hungry and thirsty but couldn’t have anything to eat or drink after midnight last night. Kind of hard to wait that long for a kid whose first words every morning are “I’m hungry,” which she repeats until food is set in front of her and then repeats many, many, many times throughout the day.
She was hungry and sleepy from our early morning and began to cry and say that she wanted to go home. I kept trying to get her to lay down with me and take a nap, but I think she was afraid of falling asleep. She kept asking, “Mama Daddy go where?” Tommy and I kept telling her that we were not going anywhere.
The nurses finally got the code to the playroom, so we played in there for about an hour. Then the nurse brought Rachel her “sleepy medicine,” so we had to go lay in bed. We tried to get her to watch tv and be still, but she was fighting going to sleep. She did get pretty loopy and glassy-eyed. She was still a little nervous when someone came to take her to the surgery area about 12:45. We got to walk with her most of the way and then had to tell her “see you later.” The people here are so great with kids! Guess that’s a good quality if you work with kids all the time. 🙂 The guy working with Dr. Law told her that Mama and Daddy were going to get her something to eat. Great distraction for my food-obsessed child!
They will call us when Rachel gets to the recovery room, and we can go be with her. It should take 2-4 hours depending on what they find. Then they have to watch her for 6 hours. So we will most likely be spending the night.
Will update more later. Thanks so very much to all who are praying.