It has been a strange 24 hours but so much has happened and not happened.....
We waited for the phoned call to come from the pre Op team, but by 3.30 it hadn't come. The surgeon had been in at 7am to see us and let us know we were third on the list, so probably a late morning or early afternoon surgery. Finally we got word that the surgery couldn't take place today and to hang tight until a plan was made.
The surgeon popped in, so apologetic, yet clearly he had had a very busy day and two surgeries had both been much longer and/or complex than first thought.
I was so aware of several things:
1: This amazingly skilled surgeon and team had worked a long hard day sharing their skills to help a child. He came to work hoping to also sort out Sam, but was obviously disappointed he couldn't.
2: Somewhere today there are two families of special kids that had to sit and wait whilst their loved one was in surgery. We have been in that place where we thought a surgery would take 4 hours but as the hours passed the 7 hour mark the wait was awful..... That was happening for people today, And as I sat watching my happy healthy boy my heart went out to them and I prayed for these unknown people.... Well unknown to me at least.
3: I would much rather go home and come back to a well rested surgical team than them squeeze him in at the end of a tiring day.
4: I didn't have to cook dinner as it was already made - woo hoo!
5: I had the privilege of a forced day of rest as I sat and drank coffee and read the most amazing book.
Thanks for all the texts, emails and calls of support - God is not limited by our time, so we look forward to trying again next week!