Monday, June 16, 2008

Surgery Monday AM

Surgery is scheduled first case tomorrow morning. We're told that the surgical team will be preforming on two little ones with HLHS in two separate rooms. They won't come out to talk to us until both surgeries are completed.

From what I understand, Lindsay will have her chest kept open for a couple of days before they actually close it. This is to compensate for the swelling in a tiny chest. We'll be much more restricted in our visitation two by two.

It's late and I will get up early to be with Suzie and JR after they see her off to surgery and sign consent forms. Don's arriving early to be with them also.

I needed someone to talk to this evening, thanks for giving up your movie with your husband Elaine!

I wish everyone a Happy Father's Day knowing the true meaning of what a father is. I had one of the best, by the name of Mr. Lindsay. I miss him so and I know he'd know just what to say to comfort me through this. I do know that he'd be thrilled that Suzie and JR have chosen the name Lindsay for their precious daughter. Why didn't I think of that?

Heart Hugs and prayers for tomorrow,
Linda Lindsay Smith

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

I hope everything goes good with the surgery on Monday. I have been thinking about Lindsay all night. It's about 2:35a.m. I'am at work, I work 3rd. I told alot of people I work with, they ask me everyday how she is doing. It's nice that they all care about her. Will I better get back to work. I will be thinking about all of you. Lots of Love Aunt Retta.

Anonymous said...

Be strong little Lindsay!! We are thinking of you all.

Love,
Amanda

Aimee Gillespie said...

Suzie, Jr., Cole, and Cruz,

Just wanted to let you know that everyone at the pre-school is thinking about you and praying for Lindsay and your whole family this morning.

Jen said...

Prayers for Lindsay and the surgical team, and prayers for all of you. Just know so many people are thinking of you and praying for you. I am so glad you all have each other to lean on. I wish there was more I could do. Sending hugs!!

Jen Hnilo

Angie said...

Praying for you all this morning!! Love you all!

Anonymous said...

We are all thinking and praying for you. Even though we can't be with you know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Lindsay you are so beautiful, be strong for the surgery. I'm sure the doctors are already working on you.
We can't wait to meet you. Natalie needs another girl to play with!
Love~Sarah

Travis & Kristen Davidson said...

Linda you stay strong and you are doing a very good job balancing all that you do. Lindsay is surounded by strong people right now and will do well through all the steps of this process of bringing her home with her family. We are praying for all of you and everyone there is in the thoughts of all every hour of today. Tell everyone to keep there held up and smile, Love The Davidson Family

Anonymous said...

You are not alone. We are there with all of you in every breath we take. Please know you are all loved very much and we await the good news of the successful surgery. Love, Nancy and Steve

colquitt5 said...

Your little Lindsay will do great today! Are thoughts and prayers are with you today and the days coming. She will do great!!

Jamee

Anonymous said...

Our thoughts and prayers are with your sweet little Lindsay. Stay strong. So many people are praying for your family.
Love,
Travis, Jill & Reagan

Brenda and Don said...

Don and I are praying for all of you, and especially for the sugery to go well.We miss the boys today, all of the kids were asking for them. I tried to explain what was going on, they were "sad for you guys", Trevor said. Hope everything goes well today,,we're thinking of you.
love, Don and Brenda

Rebecca said...

Little Lindsay, be strong and let God guide the surgeons hands. I will continue to pray for all of you. Love you guys.

Julie Miles said...

Your family has been in my prayers constantly for the past 24 hours+. It's hard to believe it's been 10 months since we've been in your shoes - I still remember it like it was yesterday. I was praying last night that everyone (family & doctors) could get a good night sleep last night and that God would give all your family peace today as you sit and wait for your precious baby Lindsay to get out of the surgery.

Heart Hugs,

Julie, Dan & Ethan Miles

Jody said...

I'm so thankful for you Suzie & JR. I know we don't get to see you often enough, but please know that my entire family (parents & siblings) are with you. We are all praying for you and thankful for the outcome of Lindsay's first surgery. Remember, the LORD doesn't give us more then we can handle, he is just preparing us for our future. Be strong and know we are all here with you. I can't wait to see all of you!
Cousin Jody

Shannon Poortenga said...

Our prayers and thoughts remain with you ALL, especially in these days following Lindsay's first surgery. She's a strong little girl (and beautiful, too). We love you guys and are with you in spirit. HUGS to the family. Love,
Shannon and Brian

Jen said...

Hi Linda,

Is there an address I can send something to Suzie and JR while they are in Ann Arbor?

Thanks
Jen Hnilo