Thursday, May 15, 2008

Surgery tomorrow, the next big hurdle.

Looks like we are going to be checking in at 10:00 for the surgery. The head surgeon told us to get there at 9:00 though.

The last 24 hours have been rough on Ashley. She seems so lethargic, just sits there in April's lap. In some ways I will be relieved to have them take her away. In other ways I don't want to see them take her away.

I'm trying to think of something to do while we wait for the surgery. Something to keep our minds off of the bad things. I've been reading the the Lance Armstrong story at livestrong.org for some motivation.

I'm just trying to picture her after the surgery, doing her little"Hot-dog Dance" from the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. The doctors coming in and telling me how great it went. I hope that is the next post on this site.

One positive that my friend Greg pointed out. I've never experienced love, support, prayers like this before. I will never forget it. It's pretty cool.

Trying to LIVE STRONG. Tony

4 comments:

Crystal said...

Very glad to hear that things are going as planned after all. It will be such a relief for you when this next big hurdle is over and Asley is feeling herself once again. Soon, very soon. Some of us moms will be together tomorrow during Ashley's surgery, and we'll be thinking about her and your whole family, hoping for the best possible outcome. Tony, call us if you need to pass the time!

As always, anxiously awaiting another post... especially this next one.

Stay strong,
Crystal, Pete & Isaac

Andrea said...

Our family will be thinking of all of you tomorrow, sending strong, positive, and healing thoughts.
With love,
Andrea, CJ & family

Susan said...

We'll be thinking of you all tomorrow and sending Ashley our prayers and best wishes for an uncomplicated and quick surgery. April, I know this will be so hard on you and Tony, probably more than it will be on Ashley. Stay strong. Thankfully she's too young to remember any of this. All our love and prayers, Susan, Kestutis and Simon.

Brooke said...

Remember that there is a blonde, freckled guardian angel hovering over Ashley. And you KNOW how much power he can generate! Blessings and great healing. Love,
Brooke (and Tom)