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Tuesday, June 29, 2010


We got home from our pre-op checkup with our cardiologist this morning to find a message on our machine from MUSC. I thought, "Maybe they just want to confirm everything...". No such luck.

We have been bumped.

They are having to clear the whole schedule next week so they can take care of some emergency cases. My heart goes out to those families. I hadn't ever thought about the fact that we were once one of those emergency cases (when Zach was 3 weeks old and registered a 65 on the pulse oximeter - yikes!) and may have caused some other family the heartache of having to rearrange their schedule. The woman I spoke to indicated that we might not be rescheduled until the end of the month.

I have been so bummed out all day. I know I shouldn't feel this way. I know that God is in control. We have so much to be thankful for... but most do not know how hard it is to prepare for your child's heart surgery. You get yourself all psyched up and ready to get it over with and behind you. You prepare yourself mentally (thinking about what to expect), physically (making arrangements for siblings, planning what to pack), and spiritually (sending out prayer requests). You stay cooped up, avoiding germs. You...

Ooooohhh! Hold on... Phone call from MUSC!

Hallelujah! Our new date is Monday, July 12. I can handle that. We will have to be there for pre-op on Friday, July 9, which is a bit inconvenient since we will be 4 hours from home, but I'm not complaining. Oh, thank you Lord!!!

Thank you for your prayers for Zach as we prepare! Continue to pray for all of us to stay healthy and for Dr. Bradley and his team.

Zach and Daddy wrestling/snuggling on Father's Day


  1. Got your vm this morning - sorry I haven't been able to talk today. I'm glad you have your new surgery date scheduled, but as we all know things chane in an instant in the heart world. I think it's good though that you have a Monday scheduled. Depending on Anna Grace's UTI, we might still be here.......

    I'll be praying that the 12th is the day and for your family while you're in quarantine....

    Tina B

  2. I know you had to hate having that message on your machine when you got home today! I'm so glad they called so quickly with a CLOSE date.

    We're praying hard for all of you!! God has a perfect plan...although sometimes it's so hard for us to see it. Praying, praying, praying!

  3. Hey sweet Pam,
    Keeping your precious Zach and family in my prayers. I enjoy your blog so very much.
    I certainly can understand your disappointment in the surgery being rescheduled. But always remember...God's timing is perfect!
    Love and prayers,
    Gayle D.

  4. I am sure it was incredibly hard hearing that message on being bumped. We have been bumped for caths before but never heart surgery. I am glad that they got you guys squeezed back in fairly quickly. Praying for all of you!!

  5. I remember that feeling of being bumped ... we got bumped twice before Luke's Glenn. The second time was at midnight the night before we were to head up!!! You seem like you have a good perspective though - this truly is the Lord's timing. We are praying for you guys!



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