Friday, April 22, 2011

Surgery is Scheduled

We were notified today that Hanna's surgery is scheduled for 12:30 on Monday.  We are to arrive at UNC at 10:45.  Davis has a field trip that day, so it's a big day for everyone!

Here's the kicker, but no surprise to those who have been hospitalized before, Hanna can't eat anything prior to surgery- translation:  That's half a day!  This from a little girl, who has a very healthy appetite.  It's not unusual for her to wake up, run into our room and asks for a snack first thing in the morning (assuming she wasn't already in our bed from waking up in the middle of the night and in that case she rolls over and asks...).

She will have to stay overnight but hopefully will be released the next morning.  This will be just to be sure she doesn't have any airway swelling as a result of the surgery.  Please pray for a speedy recovery!  I dread the thought of her being in any pain...

While there is some dread looking into next week, I feel its prudent to remember that today is Good Friday and as far as I am concerned, the most important day in history.  The day Jesus died on the cross so that we would be saved and our sins washed away.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Speech Therapy Approval

Last week Vince and I met with Wake County Preschool Services to find out if Hanna qualified for speech therapy services.  Great news...she did.  The best news apart from knowing she will begin therapy soon is that she scored high on her "tests".  I can't recall the exact name of them at the moment.  She was only 2 points below an average score which is completely impressive considering she has only been in the US for 8 months.  The therapist indicated they were so proud of her and were not expecting her to score so high given her limited exposure to English.  It's just another testament to our girl- she is amazing in every way.

We have our pre-op appointment at UNC to discuss the details of Hanna's surgery scheduled for Monday (April 25th).  I am anxious to find out what will be involved.  Please keep us in your prayers over the next few weeks.