Sunday, September 9, 2007

Phoebe goes to the hospital on Monday morning. Mom and Dad are coping well. We have our anxious moments (well, mostly Mommy) but we have been successful at talking through the scary thoughts. We look forward to being on the other side of this, and back at home. For now, starting on Monday morning, we will feed Phoebe just clear liquids (juice and pedialyte) up until her procedure on Tuesday morning. The surgery is scheduled for 9 a.m., and is estimated to last about four hours. The surgeon plans to perform a Duhamel pull-through (for all you google-savvy folks). After the surgery, Mom and Dad will be able to be with Phoebe when she wakes up in the recovery room. If the surgery lasts under 6 hours (which is more likely), she will go right to the regular pediatric floor. If the surgery goes longer than expected (over 6 hours), she will have to spend a day in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU), to recover from anesthesia effects. Needless to say, we're hoping everything goes as planned. There is a computer available to parents in the Pediatric floor at the hospital; we will update as we can but there may not be pictures until we're all back home. Until then, we leave you with these images of happy Miss Phoebe.

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