Emmy giving me a sweet, SWEET hug.
The count down began on Saturday. We're VERY excited for this upcoming surgery. After Jake got done changing Emmy's bag tonight he looked at her with a big grin on her face and said, "Only one more time Emmy, and then we're ALL DONE!" I was standing there watching them grin at each other and I teared up. I'm SO excited that I cried. I know the morning of the surgery will be nerve-wracking and I'll be a total spaz, but I cannot even put into words how excited we are about what the future holds. I've been talking to Peder about Emmy's surgery and hospitalization. I asked him today at dinner what the surgery meant for Emmy and he said, "No more bags!"
I've been a very busy bee today. I made myself a massive list of things that I wanted to get done before Emmy's surgery and I made some GREAT progress on it. I have some big things to get done tomorrow, but I might actually have some free time tomorrow night. AWESOME!
Jake is still VERY sick. I made him go to the doctor today just to ease my worries about him having something more serious then a cold. The doctor doesn't think so, so that's a relief. He got a special mask to wear while he's coughing at the hospital. I think this will mean I'm taking Emmy back to the OR. That will be a bit heart-wrenching for me.
So we have one more bag change and one more dilation and then we're done with that stage of Emmy's medical issues. It doesn't mean it's the end of dealing with this medical issue, just the colostomy bags and dilations. I'm ready for the next step.
In 48 hours we're on to pain management and figuring out what she needs next. WA-HOO!