Pre-op and tomorrow's surgery

It was a strange feeling to again walk into BC Chilldren's Hospital today, stop to get our cup of coffee at Second Cup, and then proceed into the waiting room of the heart centre only to find the same nurses at the counter.  The main nurse's eyes lit up when she saw us, and as she came over to give me a warm hug and say hello, I was again amazed at the quality, personal care this hospital offers. 

Though today was still a long ordeal test-wise, it went so much smoother than last time. We were more comfortable with things, didn't have long wait times at lab and chest x-ray, and didn't have to go through tours, etc. Leana did super well, napping at the most convenient times and being happy and sweet when it was appropriate. :-) 

All in all, the surgery is pretty straightforward and simple, but we are sad over the fact that her recovery will be much more painful due to many more muscles being gone through at this particular entry. Particular prayer would be requested that it wouldn't be too traumatic for her and us. The surgery is scheduled for noon here tomorrow.

Today was also filled with a couple fun memories. We decided to be brave, and went to a sushi restaurant for the first time for lunch. Our only regret is that we hadn't done it sooner! It was simply amazing.

This afternoon, after all her Pre-op was done, we turned some local botanical gardens. It was relaxing, refreshing, and gorgeous! Maybe someday, we'll just come to BC for a vacation! It's that nice!


  1. So glad to hear that its going well! Praying for you guys!
    Any chance you'll be coming to camp by chance? =) Your family is, you know...=) And a couple families cancelled so there are 2 rooms available in the lodge. You all should come!! =)

  2. Aw, we were really hoping to, but I don't think we're getting back from Vancouver until the first part of September. The timing was really bad already for Joel's work as it's his busiest season, and taking more time off is out of the question. Hopefully next year!


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