Fearfully and Wonderfully made

We’re Home
December 11, 2008, 9:11 pm
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Giovanna and I arrived home about 7 PM tongiht. It was touch and go as to whether we would be coming home tonight. She had not gotten up to walk and both the surgeon and the PA were concerned with that. However since I have a good rapport with both, they were willing to let me go. Giovanna did stand and walk a few steps just to prove that she could before we left the hospital.

It has been a long day. I also had a phone conference with regard to my dad’s status as well. It was going on as Giovanna was getting wheeled into surgery! Good thing that I know the routine of the hospital and the staff – there were willing to let a few things slide so that I could continue the phone conference and get the surgery started.

Giovanna also got to pick out new sheets for her bed. The fixator poked holes in her sheets. So off to Target we went and she picked out pink sheets with snowmen. For some one who has never liked pink and having two daughters who love pink – it is sometimes hard to enjoy all the pink. Giovanna has a very pink room.
All in all – a good and hard day!

Pictures will be posted tomorrow or over the weekend. I am tired and need some sleep.


Surgery Day – Finally here
December 11, 2008, 2:17 pm
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The date to remove Giovanna’s fixator has been moved many times and is now finally here.  Giovanna is so excited.  She has been flashing that bright smile that lights up a room to all here at the hospital!  One of those on the surgical team said jokingly, “I need sunglasses – it is so bright!” 

We arrived here at  about 9 AM with a surgery time not chiseled in stone.  So we waited until shortly after 1 PM.  She has asked for a Pink and White candy cane striped cast – I’ll post pictures later, although I didn’t bring my camera to the hospital. 

Surgery should be about an hour or so.  I’ll post more later