Tuesday, August 22, 2006

We have a date

I have known about this for about a week or so but have not been really ready to say this. We have a date for Evan's next surgery. September 20th is the Big Day. There is just not enough time between now and then and yet there is too much time. Not enough time to be with my beautiful son. Not enough time to ever get mentally ready. Too much time to anticipate. Too much time to worry.

12 comments:

wordgirl said...

I'll be thinking about Evan...and the rest of you.

Jaelithe said...

I wish you all the best of luck. I hope he does well.

Thank you for stopping by my blog a while back. It means a lot to me to hear from other mothers who deal with eating issues with their own infants and toddlers. For so many months, I was lost in the medical system, having test after test done on my son, watching doctors shake their heads, thinking that I was all alone with this problem, and feeling lost at sea.

But blogging has helped me find the stories of so many other mothers who have faced challenges like the ones I've faced with my own son, and many more who have overcome circumstances so much tougher than I could ever imagine.

After looking through your archives I have decided that you are officially an Awesome (All of the Time) Mother.

txmommy said...

we'll say many prayers for you {{{{{HUGS}}}}

identity-search said...

oh, (((HUGS)))! Anticipating surgeries is so difficult! I know that things coming up out of the blue are difficult to deal with, but, and I don't know about you, I do better in a crisis, than in full-blown preparation!

I'll keep your beautiful boy in my prayers, and his frazzled mommy, too!

--bella

GoofyJ said...

Know the feeling, we'll be praying for you, and hope all goes well.

happy mommy said...

Big, huge, hugs. And wishes that the worrying goes fast, and the loving times go slow.

Amber said...

I can't image how I'd be feeling with such an important pending surgery. Just have faith, pray a lot and know everything will work out!!

chichimama said...

I'll be thinking of you. Big hugs. You are doing a great job!

chelle said...

ugh... I know how you feel, ours is a week before yours ... surgery and kids not fun. I am not sure any amount of time between, before ... any time will ever be enough ... hugs

Kristi said...

I hope everything turns out well...I'm glad to see you have such a loving community to support you. Even if it's on the internet.

BTW, I love the new look...the blue is kind of soothing.

Gina said...

You're right, that's over a month in which to go crazy thinking about everything.

Sending good wishes for peace of mind up your way!

We're hear for ya whenever you need us!

Michael C said...

Hi,
You were kind enough to comment on my blog and I wanted to return the favor. But when I read your profile and then about Evan, my heart was touched.

I was born with a bad aortic valve and had open heart surgery to repair it when I was 3. I have grown up with the chest zipper and always knew I would require another surgery.

Last year, at age 31 I began having breathing problems, dizziness and my irregular heartbeats became more frequent. After echoes and a heart cath, the decision was made for me to have another open heart surgery to replace the valve with an artificial one. Boy do I know what you mean about not having enough time but having too much time. I found out in May that I'd need it and found out in mid June that my surgery would be June 30th. Only 3 weeks seemed so short but way too much time to dwell.

Fortunately my then 3 year old twin girls didn't remember too much about it. The surgery went fine and my only reminders now are the scar (which I've always had), the blood thinners I have to be on and the ticking of the valve. It reminds my girls of the crocodile in Peter Pan, which is cute.

So needless to say, your entire family is in my prayers. I feel that in a small way I can identify with you and Evan.