Again, defying expectations we slept a solid uninterupted six hours. We know people have prayed specifically for that, thanks.
Every day Evie has been improving. She is still off the breathing tube, she is more awake now. The nursing staff here in the NICU is absolutely fantastic. When we woke up to go visit her, we found her "cuddling" one of the little teddy bears we placed in her bed. Our hearts burst with happiness.
This morning we met with the Nurse Practitioner from the Operating room and she described in detail the surgery Evie will undergo. As she described it, Nicole says she felt like throwing up at the thought of such a massive and invasive procedure. Still, we were reassured by her optimism. In fact, we are very happy that the doctors expect to do everything in one surgery and all with native tissues.
The one dissapointment we've faced today is that Evie's surgery has been rescheduled for Monday. We are dissapointed at the delay, but at the same time this means the doctors are confident in Evie's stability.
I can never say this enough, but we thank every one of you from the bottom of our hearts for your loving encouragement.