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Final Thoughts Before Owain’s Surgery Tomorrow

My Fearless Hero

We went in to UVa this morning for Owee’s pre-op appointment. Everything looks great for surgery tomorrow. It was a long day and we are tired!

We decided to come back and spend some extra time with the other 4 kids for a bit this evening and then we are heading back into Charlottesville tonight to spend the night at a hotel just down the street from the hospital. It will be so much easier to get our morning going away from home. I know it will be very hard to leave the comfort and safety of my home tomorrow morning, so leaving tonight seems like the best way. We also get to spend some time alone with Owee tonight and only have a 1 minute drive to get to UVa in the morning.

We also had to come back because I avoided packing until the last minute.

I know this has to be done. I know it is the right thing to do. I wish I didn’t have to. We have known this was coming for years, and had the date set for months. I just can’t believe it is finally here.

I have a million things running through my mind right now. When it comes down to it, you don’t really want to be in my mind, and I wouldn’t put anyone through that. So the only thing left to do now is to ask for prayers.

Please keep Owee in your thoughts and prayers tomorrow morning. We were originally asked to bring him in at 6am, his surgeon had a meeting come up at the last minute so we will be walking through the doors tomorrow morning at 8am with surgery scheduled to start around 10-10:30. If you can send him some prayers around then, we would be so grateful. Thanks so much!

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22 Responses to Final Thoughts Before Owain’s Surgery Tomorrow

  1. [...] her little Owain is having open heart surgery. I can’t be with her to pace the halls or silently sit in the waiting room. I can’t be [...]

  2. Effie Brewer on December 8, 2011 at 10:44 pm

    Glad you got to go on a fun trip right before. Praying for Owain’s surgeon and team of caregivers to be guided by God’s wisdom and for healing and recovery that is a testimony of God’s faithfulness and peace and comfort for the rest of the family.
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  3. Rosegardenfae on June 25, 2011 at 12:39 pm

    Gosh, I missed your post, was at the hospital on the 23rd for my sister-in-law’s surgery, but here we are on the other side and they are both doing well. Saw Owain eating the popsicle and he looks good. My prayers and my thoughts are with him for an easy time after this one! Sending love & hugs for you too

    • Hazel Nut on June 25, 2011 at 7:43 pm

      Thanks Rose! I hope your SIL is doing well and recovering quickly.

  4. Auntie_M on June 24, 2011 at 9:41 am

    Kristine sent me over to your site. Wanted you and yours to know you are in my thoughts and prayers today. Hoping for a healthy and speedy recovery for Owain and peace for you as you wait thru his surgery and recovery.

  5. sarah scott on June 24, 2011 at 7:50 am

    Sending you love for tomorrow and prayers that your boy comes back safely. having walked similar corridors myself with my daughter I know that words are never enough in times like this but I will try to keep updated via your blog or Kristine xx

    • Hazel Nut on June 25, 2011 at 7:41 pm

      Thank you so much Sarah!

  6. Amber on June 24, 2011 at 3:32 am

    Praying and praying for Owain.

  7. Jamie on June 24, 2011 at 1:03 am

    Many many prayers for Mr. Owain (and mama!) tomorrow! We are lifting him up in prayer and interceding on his behalf!

    Much Love from Texas!
    The Snyder Clan

  8. Nanette on June 24, 2011 at 12:55 am

    Can’t believe it’s here already. This year has gone crazy fast.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Glad you got to go on a fun trip right before. Hope everything goes perfectly and he’s home and happy in 10 days :)
    [how much does he weigh for his surgery?]
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    • Hazel Nut on June 24, 2011 at 7:17 am

      Thanks Nanette! I have been meaning to get back to you about the drawing!

      He weights about 30 pounds.

  9. Kristine on June 23, 2011 at 11:10 pm

    My thoughts are with you tomorrow. Sending you love. <3
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  10. Jackelyn on June 23, 2011 at 8:30 pm

    Praying for Owain’s surgeon and team of caregivers to be guided by God’s wisdom and for healing and recovery that is a testimony of God’s faithfulness and peace and comfort for the rest of the family.
    Many prayers and hugs for you all.

  11. Rebecca on June 23, 2011 at 7:13 pm

    Thinking of you, Owain and your whole family. Prayers for a swift and efficient surgery and speedy and uncomplicated recovery.
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  12. Alycia Estok on June 23, 2011 at 6:03 pm

    I will be praying and sending much love!!!!
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