Friday, May 29, 2009

The waiting begins...

It's 8:50am. The anesthesiologist, nurses and Dr. Sood all came in and talked with us. They just took her back about 10 minutes. It will be about an hour before the actual surgery starts.

This morning has been by far the hardest moment. There is so much unknown. So much to be hopeful for but also so much to be scared about. It will be what it is but the "not knowing" part is always the hardest. Not yet knowing what to accept. It has always been that way ever since Sophie was first diagnosed at 6 months of age.

Thank you all for your words of encouragement. We are trying our hardest to stay positive. We are just so incredibly scared, emotional, tired, hopeful, grateful...so many mixed emotions.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

You are doing everything you can and you are staying so strong for Sophie! Prayers continue for everyone!

Anonymous said...

Thoughts and prayers are with you and Sophie for a successful surgery and wonderful outcome. We are Jackson's grandparents in Kansas City, MO.

Anonymous said...

Elaine and Brandon I will have you in my prayers all day. You are doing the right thing. Hang in there sweet Sophie. We need you back at preschool...it's not the same without you!!!

Love Miss Lisa

Adesta said...

Praying that all goes well!

Anonymous said...

As with eveyone we are keeping Sophie and all of you in our thoughts and prayers each moment of this day. Stay strong and trust in the Lord.

blogzilly said...

I can't even imagine how you must feel today. All I can say is that I'm thinking of you guys, what else is there really?

My best to Sophie today...she'll be on my mind a lot today.

Jennifer Mezines said...

I thought of you and Sophie the moment I woke up and raced to my computer to check in. You all will be in my thoughts and prayers all day long......
Jennifer

Anonymous said...

Thinking of you guys and Sophie all day.

Jen

Liz said...

Elaine & Brandon,
I have been following Sophie's story for awhile but have never posted a comment. Ever since reading on the Yahoo IS group that her surgery was moved up, I have been praying for your sweet Sophie. I am amazed at your ability to update the blog through all this. As an IS parent hoping to take my daughter to see Dr. Chugani soon, your descriptions of everything are so informative and helpful to me. And I loved the poker references this morning. I will keep praying.

Anonymous said...

We are all praying for her and all of you. We will pray for the best possible outcome...try to take care of yourselves...especially you and that baby Elaine!

Heather and Woody

Lori said...

GOOD LUCK!!!!!!! I have been thinking of you all and hope all goes as well as it can.

Lori and Nora

Anonymous said...

We're all pulling for Sophie here! Colin saw Sophie's pictures last night and he just wanted to give her a great big hug. We all prayed for her last night and Colin really understands now why it is so important to have prayed for her all these nights. Joe is also at mass now saying a prayer. Hang in there, take some deep breaths and know you are doing the best thing for her with this surgery. We love you guys and are hearts are with you. ~ Love, Erin