Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Boston--Day Two

Riley had pre-op this morning. We met with a nurse practitioner who assessed her, weighed her (9lbs 3oz) and took her vital signs. She told us a little about the surgery process. We then talked with anesthesia who just told us how Riley will be put to sleep tomorrow. Finally we met with Dr. Mulliken's nurse practitioner who explained in more detail about what will happen after surgery (wound care, feeding, etc.). Riley was so great during all of this, bright eyed and smiling some of the time, sleeping soundly the rest. Then Brock and I enjoyed some wonderful brick oven pizza. We then went for Riley to have an ultrasound. She has a small dimple/skin fold on her sacrum and they wanted to make sure her spine is normal. It is! She was a perfect angel during the ultrasound and slept the whole time just like the tech wanted her to!

We're back at the hotel now, getting ready for tomorrow. Surgery is on for 7:30. Riley can have her last bottle of milk at 3am and some pedialyte at 5am. Please join us in praying for a safe, successful surgery and quick recovery for Riley...

3 comments:

The Dawkins said...

Sweet Riley, and her parents, will be in my thoughts tomorrow and over the next week!!

Shannon said...

lots of prayers for you and little Miss Riley! Glad things are going so well. One of these days I will get that email sent to Dr. Mulliken...it has just been too easy to keep putting it off.

Shannon said...

sorry....forgot to change my account to my blogger account. Shannon is me....abcfrye!