Good morning Lilee-watchers!
Well the good is mixed with the tough today, I'm afraid. The good news is that there is a chance that Lilee might have her surgery on her heart this afternoon. Depending on the more critical cases ahead of her, Dr. Reddy, Lilee's surgeon, (pictured below) has one surgery this morning and then the second one this afternoon may or may not happen. We've been told that if the second family doesn't work out fro today then Lilee may be moved up till today. We are so thankful that she may even have surgery less than a week after she was diagnosed! WOW!
The sad news is mainly just sad for mom and dad. The staff is having a VERY difficult time drawing enough blood from Lilee to do the lab work needed for her surgery. That means she's been "poked" more than 10 times by 8 different lab techs. That's been the hardest thing this dad has ever had to do! The worse news is they're still not done trying. They have an important one that must be done this morning. Oh Lord, please let them get what they need.
We should know more late morning or this afternoon and we'll be sure to put a post up with new details. As a side note, the person that came and talked to us about the surgery said to count on at least 2 weeks being in the hospital after her procedure. I think we knew that before but that was a new rrealization last night... 2 weeks, maybe longer. "I'll be home for Christmas" will be sung with new resolution in the Finch family this year! :o) Hope to have some good news to report by lunch time!
Lilee J. & The Heartbreakers (that's our new band! :o)