As you can see he was first man in the O.R. today. Anxieties were high, lots of people shuffling about, lots going on, needles going in, people asking questions, etc. They all seemed to have the same response........."wow, this is a big surgery". I figure if that statement is coming from people that do this for a living, then indeed, it IS a big surgery.
Of course, as to be expected - I am a wreck today - weepy and all! My 4 hour "nap" last night doesn't help with my emotional state today.
We checked in at 6AM (yes, Nathan and I left home at 4am, Randy has been down here since Tues) and stayed with Nathan until they took him to the O.R. at 7:30AM. We left Harborview (which hasn't gotten any easier to walk away),to take Randy's truck back to our friends house so we wouldn't have to pay parking. Then we went to Starbucks (compliments of Raskes and Jansens :-) for coffee and this - (thanks Kathi for informing me of how many calories this baby is)....................................................
Now we are sitting at Dennis and Michelle's once again, looking out over Puget Sound, I'm going to try to sneak in a nap because my husband says I need to, and then we're going back to the "holding tank".
I will update when we know more...............thank you for praying for Nathan! Thanks for the verse Trish!
(taken from Psalm 33)
“We wait in hope for the Lord;He is our help & our shield.In Him our hearts rejoice,For we trust His Holy Name.May your unfailing love rest upon us, O Lord,Even as we put our hope in You.”