Lately I think I have attempted to downplay Maggie's upcoming surgery as a way to dismiss my own fears about it. But the truth is, it's a very serious surgery. And I am nervous. Scared. Anxious. Kind of want to throw up when I think about it. Not many people understand what it's like to watch your baby being rolled away into an operating room, praying that she will come out better than when she went in. Let me tell you, it's awful. .
The surgery is scheduled for Friday at 7:30 am and will take at least two hours. We do not know what her recovery will be like. She'll be in the hospital a few days at least. And although it is considered routine as far as neurosurgery goes (but really, is there anything "routine" about neurosurgery?) there are major long-term neurological implications if the surgery is not done right or if she responds poorly.
So I humbly ask you to remember Maggie in your prayers this week:
1. For the surgeon's hands to perform every minute of the surgery perfectly
2. For no short-term or long-term complications
3. For no infections while in the hospital
4. For no complications with anesthesia
5 And for a fast and easy recovery
Thank you, thank you, thank you to all of our sweet family and friends who are praying for us and especially for Maggie.