Monday, February 4, 2013
Surgery on Tuesday
Well... maybe, the Doctors have told us numerous times not to be surprised by scheduling changes, so hopefully- Tuesday. Gabriel has been stable the last two days, which is part of the reason they plan to operate on Tuesday, the Docs like the patient as healthy as possible. We glean onto every little positive we can find, yesterday we were fortunate enough to be present when the nurse was changing his cpap.
Tuesday Gabriel will undergo the Norwood Procedure, the first of 3 surgeries. This link from UCSF is probably the most concise description I've found (a paragraph per procedure). Grandma Lois and Gabriel.
Our other local familial support have been cousins Bill and Sergio in SF and Amaya right here in Stanford. We've been blessed by so many of you; warm thoughts and prayers, care packages from my cousin Erin and our good friends Wendy and Eric Stansell, cards and gifts from so many others let us know we are supported. Thank-you, these gestures mean so much! Our other huge support group are my Fire Department Brothers and Sisters, WOW! I am still amazed at the amount of support, they've covered me for 3 months and the union has sent us several checks to help with expenses!