One of the former patients brought everyone a care package full of goodies today. It was filled with food and water and really made my day. It is hard to think about getting something to eat or drink when we are sitting with Hope all day and I am sure the family that brought the packages knew this. I plan to do the same thing for the families in PICU when Hope turns a year old as well.
We found out the Hope will probably be intubated on Sunday. As sad as it is, the doctors feel it for the best to intubate her a few days before surgery. This will ensure that her oxygen levels are good for surgery and that she is stable and used to the breathing tube. It is going to make me really sad to see because she has miraculously been able to avoid it for almost two weeks and from what we have been told, that is pretty uncommon...meaning she is one tough cookie!
Yesterday my mom took the boys to Build A Bear and they made Hope a cute pink bear. I can't wait to take it to the hospital and show Hope how much her brothers love her. They added a bunch of extra hearts to her bear and I know they will help her get through surgery and recover in record time!
That's about all the updates for today. I guess you can see why it was such a great day. I hope we have a lot more days like today!