We have a date. Kirby is scheduled to have her second stage surgery and the valve repair next Friday, August 24th. We are excited b/c this is one step closer to home but it also makes me a little nauseous. Kirby is precious and so sweet and I can't stand the thoughts of surgery and the ICU again. Please pray specifically for successful valve repair as this is a difficult surgery for the Dr., success second stage surgery (the Glenn), for speedy recovery, no complications, off the ventilator quick, peace and strength for us. Kirby is continuing to grow. No huge jumps in weight but steadily going up. She was 4.81 kg this morning with her goal being 5.0. They feel like she will be very close to that by next Friday if not completely there. She had her pre-surgery echo done yesterday and she did great. She didn't even cry until the very end which is a huge miracle. Usually she hate it and we have to fight to keep her still. Her oxygen saturations have been really good most of the time which is really good.
Kirby had an exciting weekend and got to meet her friends Halie and Blake Cantrell...and of course there parents too. Thank to Nate and Nicki for coming to visit and keeping us company...and for bringing the kids to meet Kirby.