2.13.2008

Update # 1 -1:30

Riley had a busy morning. Everything from playing with mud soap to having her blood drawn. She even got to play in the playroom and attend for a short bit, pet therapy. She loved ZOE - the dog.

They took her back to pre op at 11am, talked to everyone and their brother, got her dressed up in her pretty little gown, which she cared less for, and then it was time to go into the OR. She had been a pretty brave little girl up until it was time to get dressed in her gown and off to the OR. I got dressed up in my scrubs and carried her into the OR. At that point she was bawling.
They got the "happy gas" mask on and within seconds she was asleep.

Dr. Frim called us at 1:30p to let us know she was asleep and that they got all the IV's in smoothly. He also mentioned it would take 3 - 3.5 hours.

We should be getting another possible update around 3 - 3:30.

Thanks for everyone thoughts and prayers.

8 comments:

tish said...

Thanks for the update. I've been checking every 15 minutes for awhile now. I'm sure that all will be well.

Shelley Schelble said...

Cindy and Matt-I said a special prayer today for all of you especially Riley. She is a little trooper and I am sure she will have quite a few stories to tell. Hang in there and I am thinking of all of you. Shelley Schelble

Lost A Sock said...

Thinking of you guys. Keep us updated.

Anne said...

You, Riley and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I will be checking for updates.

Anne

Anonymous said...

Wow, what a trooper. I have been checking this every fifteen minutes. Kaitlyn keeps asking if Riley is still okay. We are so worried, but of course optimistic that everything will be just perfect. We will keep watching for more great news updates !!! Thanks for keeping us informed.
Jen

debi said...

I came here from Mollys. I want to send my prayers and positive thoughts your way.Glad for the update. Bless you.

chiari Mama said...

Lots of love and prayers sent your way . She is in excellant hands . From Roz ( Razzle51) at www.asap.org

SM/CM
surgery in 1999

Jean said...

Thanks for the update. The pictures captured everything! The innocence of Riley just after surgery....really moved me. Beautiful!

I hope everything is going well and wish for a speedy recovery!