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Day is Done

Sarah’s cardiac cath went well. Everything looked on the inside about how it presented on the sonogram. The hole joining the left and right sides of the heart was big enough, the doctor thought, to skip the septostomy – or the balloon thingy – for now. He said it was just big enough to get her by for a few days (it has been enough up until now), and the risk was great enough that he’d just a soon skip it.

Now everything feels calm and concluded. Today is finally over, and we are all in for the night. Plans have been made for tomorrow. Sarah and I will fly to Seattle around seven in the morning, but the whole transfer procedure will take most of the day. The doctor has gone home for the night. The day shift nurses have gone home too (the day nurses and night ones have overlapped for the last few hours, so we had a good number of people around her tonight), I have talked with Stephanie a number of times and she is flying to Seattle tomorrow morning as well. Sarah is sleeping.

They have not let me hold her since we left Fairbanks, which is frustrating. Those first few nights after she was born, and we all slept in the same hospital room, Sarah slept nuzzled up to me on the pullout bed they have in hospital rooms. I’m sleeping on that same kind of bed tonight, and wish I could have her here beside me. 

Posted on Friday, August 29, 2008 at 11:59PM by Registered CommenterBrian Rozell in | Comments5 Comments

Reader Comments (5)

Thanks for the updates Brian- we're keeping a close eye on them. And praying.
August 30, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterBarry
Brian and Stephanie:

Please know that you and your family are in our prayers! love to each one of you. reigan
August 30, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterreigan
Thanks for the updates. I watch my email and your blog constantly for them. Praying, praying, praying for miraculous healing for your precious baby girl.
August 30, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterDayna
Oh Brian and Stephanie. My thoughts are with you all. I wish we lived closer to help you all. We are praying for Sarah and I am going to add her to our church prayer group in the morning. Thank you for the speedy updates. I am checking my email constantly. Love you all-Andrea
August 30, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAndrea
Brian & Stephanie
Little Sarah has been added to several prayer groups and lists in our area Several churchs will have added her to thier prayer groups this am at mass
OUr own prayers are two fold for all of you
and most especially little Sarah

Love Mary Lou & Jerry
August 31, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMary Lou

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