Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Surgery Time!

Well, Kaidene's surgery date is almost here. As much as I get super nervous for these sorts of things, I am grateful that the time has finally come. The vocal chord issue with Kaidence has been a bigger issue for her than I think we truly realized in the beginning. I am so grateful that technology is where it is and that we can improve this situation and her safety, I am a wreck sending K anywhere because she does choke so easily. She had a little episode on Sunday in church and both Mike and I looked at each other and said only 5 more days.

We are scared but optimistic. Hopefully this will be the final thing that needs to be fixed from the many months that she was sick in the ICU. This is the surgery that represents that we now have a 'big girl'. She needs it to go to preschool and had to reach a certain age to have it done. Ever since we brought K home from transplant we had a list of things we needed to do or get fixed on her. Besides heart caths (she will have those for the rest of her life) this surgery is the last thing on our list (knocking on wood).

I heard her tell the neighbor that she was having "surgery on her vocal chord" she then proceeded to tell him that she would also get "an IV in my arm." So needless to say, she is prepared. She told Mike and I today that she would smell stuff in her oxygen and then she threw herself back on the bed and pretended to snore. I am not sure if I laugh or cry. She is telling others that her mommy, daddy and Auntie (a favorite nurse at the hospital) will be there when she wakes up with a princess balloon. I guess we had better deliver.

I am so proud of my baby girl. She is strong, she is a fighter and she has been blessed with a grace, patience and understanding well beyond her age. No doubt, another blessing from her Father in Heaven.


Treasure Hunter said...

We will keep cute Kaidence in our prayers. Good Luck to her. I'm sure she will be a trooper just like always. Hope the pregnancy is going well. Isn't it the best being pregnant in the summer?? :)

Em said...

What a little fighter! She is truly amazing! Cannot wait to have her not choking. The simple thing we take for granted that are such a big deal to these heart kiddos! Gook Luck sweet K!!!

Allison said...

Good Luck Miss K! Won't it be nice to finally have this knocked off the list! How long will you guys be at PCMC? We will be there Friday and Saturday for sure. If you are around, let us know and we can meet up. :)

Becca said...

Good luck this week! Aren't you glad to have the final thing to check off of your list? She is so cute. It is so amazing what they can do with technology. I just saw a news story on how they repaired this guys vocal chord who was an opera singer. We will keep K in our prayers this week.

Becca-Ellie's mom

The Curtis Family said...

I really hope that this surgery does what it needs to. She sounds like she is ready for it. You will all be in our prayers. Keep us updated.

carolyn q said...

Just want you to know that I am thinking of you. I am hoping that all goes well. Let me know what you need.

Summer said...

We are praying for our sweet friend Kaidence and that the surgery will be safe and successful!

Lots of Love,
Mason and Mommy