"I love you. I always wanted you."
Words from a mother terrified to let go. Handing Lauren to the surgical team yesterday was the hardest thing I've ever done. They would literally hold my child's life in their hands. I have never been so scared.
Today she is doing really well! She's currently in the middle of her second practice run without the ventilator. Her breathing tube should be out tonight or tomorrow and I'm really hoping we can hold her sometime this weekend or early next week. I miss cuddling her so much already!
Thank you all so much for every prayer, though and kind word. We have felt so supported by our family and friends, both present and virtual. Please continue praying for a very uneventful recovery!