Wednesday, February 24, 2010


The office called this morning and the surgery is set for the 10th. It seems so soon. I knew it was going to be early/mid March but this is only 13 days away. Initially, the nurse set it for the 15th but then called back and said the surgeon wanted an assist on Tomas and that they needed to move it to the 10th to fit both schedules.

Pre-op is on the 9th. It will be a 3 hour procedure, and he's going to PICU afterwards. Expected stay is about a week. My mother in law is flying out to help. She is so wonderful. That means I don't have to worry about meals, or the girls, or the animals, or the house.

When this is all said and done Tomas should breathe better and eventually be able to eat by mouth. The hernia repair should enable the left lung to inflate properly (I still have no idea what is going on with that right lung and if it will even factor into any of this). The nissen repair and the gallbladder removal should enable him to have food in his stomach with no pain and no reflux.

Like I said I knew this was coming but the imminency of it makes my stomach hurt. I also know I will get back to my place of peace and put this all in God's hands. A little preparation and a lot of prayer and I will be ready.


  1. We'll all continue to pray. (I'll be on Starbucks duty for you !!!!)

  2. Praying also for that place of peace. What a testimony you are to all. So proud of little Tomas, he will be so brave, no doubt.
    In our prayers,
    Hand iN Hand at FC

  3. I'll be keeping you in my prayers.

  4. I live about 30 min. south of Dallas.Sorry,it took me so long to get over here and answer that question :)Maybe we could meet sometime.
    We had snow most all of yesterday.Did ya'll get any?

  5. Has he had a nissen at all yet? That will make a huge difference! I know its scary but he'll do great, remember that!

  6. We will be praying for you guys. Hope this surgery is the answer to many of your prayers. Tomas is so strong and he is going to do wonderul!!!!

  7. Just think on March 11th the surgery will be a thing of the past, and you will be getting ready to go home by the 15th instead of just beginning.
    My friends sister is in Medjorgorie. They will be meeting with the visionaries. She took a letter with my special intentions with her to give to them, they will present it to The Blessed Mother. Tomas' name is on it. After the meeting all the letters will be burned to retain their privacy.

    I remember a post where you said you found comfort in your rosary and I thought this too would be a comfort.