We woke up at 3:15 and left the house at 4:00. Lilly was quite the trooper and was laughing as we were getting the car loaded. Even being woken up at an obscene hour didn't effect her sweet disposition. She did take a little nap in the van and woke up when the car stopped in the parking garage. Again, she was a happy girl oblivious to the events scheduled for the day! We got lots of hugs and kisses and snuggling time before Jane, the Nurse Anethesist, wrapped her in a warm blanket and took her to the OR. She went willingly thanks to some "happy medicine" they gave her.
We just were taken on a tour of "The Unit"- Pediatric Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit- which is where our Lilly will go right after surgery. It is very colorful and there was a sense of calm there that I wasn't expecting. It's not as scary as I imagined it would be! We should receive an update around 9:00 AM which is only minutes away. Keep lifting up prayers for Lilly, Dr. Crawford and Jane as well as the other staff in the OR.