Stan just sent me these pics of him getting to hold Anniston for the first time today!
He also got to change her diaper, and because she's not as strapped down as she was, Anniston was able to hold his finger while laying on her "pod" as they call it.
He said he wouldn't let anyone else hold her so that I can
be next :).
Anniston's surgery will be Friday morning, and my doctor is very pleased with how well I am doing, so I will be able to fly out with my parents bright and early tomorrow morning! We are so thankful that my healing has been so speedy! Seriously, my doctor came in this morning and was sincerely shocked to see that I had been walking a lot, that I'm just taking Ibuprofen for pain, that my incision looks perfect, that I've been eating solid foods, that I'm able to pump every few hours, etc, etc... I know this could have been much worse, so I just want to thank God for His grace during this time. (I'm resting too, I promise!)
Stan filled me in on the surgery, and there is much involved that I probably cannot accurately explain, but basically, things look the same as they did in Jackson, and the procedure is relatively straightforward while still being complicated. Be praying that everything goes even more smoothly than the doctors could anticipate. Also, there was some talk today of a chance that Anniston could need another surgery at some point in the future because her Aorta is very small at the place where it comes out of the heart, so pray that this will be a one-time event and that she will have no further complications with her heart.
Thanks! I wish I could do better replying to texts and phone calls, but I will for sure try to do my best with updating everyone