I suppose I've technically gone down the open heart surgery road twice before, once for each squib.
But I can tell you. Without pause. Or doubt. Or question in my mind.
If a cardiologist told me we'd be going down that road again with either Pudge or Biggs, my sky would come crashing right down. I cannot even imagine how I would muster the courage to walk them down that road again. I would absolutely require more sedation than my children to get through that procedure.
Tomorrow morning, our sweet Lu goes in for her second open heart surgery.
And you have never, ever, seen a bug fight like this red-headed wonder FOUGHT to come home from her first one.
This second surgery is worth it. Absolutely. A little squish as sweet as Lucy deserves to have a heart that can support all the humor and enthusiasm this kid oozes out.
But, ignorance is bliss. And, this time, her sweet parents are going into this show knowing how incredibly hard the last bout was.
So tonight, I'm praying for their hearts. Because they've selflessly risked shattering their own to bits to give Lucy a chance at the health and wholeness she's been without for too long.
And, tomorrow, at 7:30 am...I'm asking you to pray for Lucy. Please pray that her recovery from this procedure is much kinder on her little body than the last one and that THIS is the surgery that sets things right and gets that ticker of hers in full working order. If you could take a moment to stop by their blog and let them know Lucy's in YOUR thoughts, too, I know it would be a comfort to read as her brave parents are waiting for updates from her surgical team.
We're so anxious for Lucy to have a powerhouse pumper in that sweet chest of hers.
Because Biggs is a lot to handle. And that gal of his is going to have to be fully operational in the love department to handle this hunka hunka burnin' dweeb.
We love you, LuBug.
Come home soon.