Luke's angioplasty (the technique of mechanically widening a narrowed or obstructed blood vessel) has been scheduled. We will wake Luke bright and early the morning of June 9. Thankfully, we're first case of the day and extra-thankfully, Luke's favorite meal of the day is far from breakfast ("Can I just have chocolate-covered raisins?"). That is all good news on the staving off hunger pangs front.
As Rog and I talked about this upcoming procedure, there was that piece of us, of course, that hates the thought of sending your child into an uncomfortable and scary situation. But, we also couldn't help reflecting on the past almost-three years at home after Luke's second open-heart surgery. Luke has been incredibly healthy and strong and hasn't had one hospital admittance in that time. Not one. So as much as we don't want to send Luke to the cath lab, it didn't take long for us to remember how often God has showed up in this journey with Luke. And we know He will again. He will be guiding Dr. Stefanelli's hands. He will be in the touch of a nurse in the recovery room. He will wait with us in the waiting room.
That's just what He does.