I'd like to think of Charlotte's Gtube surgery as a new beginning for her. She's already accomplished so much in her short little life and with this surgery, she will be able to accomplish so much more as she LIVES LIFE. As a friend wrote me, how appropriate this good news is to share during Holy Week. So true.
And as I JUST heard from the surgeon's mouth, Charlotte did BEAUTIFULLY. One of his best surgeries to date in fact as he gave thanks to God for the success. GOD certainly hand picked HIS crew to lead Charlotte through this course, hasn't HE? HE is good.
She is getting settled in her room and soon we can be with her. She'll be intubated (breathing tube in) possibly until tomorrow, but as we have learned from experience, everyone's favorite little muffin has a mind of her own, so we pray that she is able to rest comfortably until it is time to take it out!
Next on the agenda is for her to heal. After all, this is major surgery. She will be on a clear liquid diet for a day or so and then slowly increase her milk feedings. As soon as she can show that she is consistently gaining weight, she will be DISCHARGED. CAN I GET AN AMEN?!
So sing your song, SWEET CHARLOTTE. We're all listening to what you're going to say...