Today was the day we've all been waiting for... C. was admitted to the hospital! I know, it shouldn't be such an exciting event, but we're ready to see him get this surgery behind him and live a long, healthy life. Of course we're nervous, but we're all praying and expecting the best, and C. has proven to be a little trooper already.
He was supposed to be at the hospital at 8am this morning which is why Sarah and I brought him over to our house last night (we live much closer to the hospital than he does), but blockades all throughout the city this morning made that a bit difficult. We walked from our apartment to the hospital and managed to only arrive about 10 minutes late. The nurses and doctors we've met so far have all been really friendly, and C. has had a positive experience so far.
Sarah packed up a bag of toys for him to take as we knew he would get bored just laying in bed all day and the blocks entertained him for HOURS this morning. He carried a plastic cow and sheep with him to get blood drawn and didn't bat an eye as the needle went in as he was too busy playing with his toys. He sat very still through the x-rays and echocardiogram as well. He has been the model patient so far! Assuming all lab results come out normal, the plan remains to have surgery Friday morning. I don't have any hospital shifts tomorrow but will be there during his surgery so will update again then. Thank you for the prayers!!