Thursday, February 23, 2012

Pre-Op update

Wanted to give everyone an update on Amanda's pre-op day.  She and Christos left home around 5am this morning to get to Rochester for their first appointment at 7am.  They were forecasting snow for the area, but luckily it went elsewhere so that wasn't anything else for them to deal with.

Here appointments went well and she said her surgeons were very confident and put her mind at ease about tomorrow.  They did give her some idea of timing.  She will check in for surgery at 7am.  Not sure exactly when surgery will start, so I will update that tomorrow as I know more.  They said that from the time she says goodbye to Christos until she sees him again should be around 5 hours.  During surgery she will be on the bypass machine for approximately 2 hours.

She did tell her surgical team about Wear Purple Day and told them to wear purple too.  I am really hoping some of them wear purple scrubs! 

Tonight she was going to eat dinner and could even enjoy a glass of wine.  She can have no food after midnight but can have water or coffee in the morning.  My parents arrived in Rochester around 5pm and Christos parents were on their way there. 

We were able to Skype tonight around 5pm together!  CT and my boys thought it was pretty cool to be able to see & talk with Mandy and Christos via the laptop!  CT is doing great and enjoying lots of playing "hoops" with Zach and Drew. 

They are both very tired from lack of sleep last night and the long day they had.  I am hoping they can both get some good rest tonight, as Mandy is able to take a sleeping pill tonight as well. 

I will post tomorrow as soon as I have any information! 

A HUGE thank you to everyone who has called, emailed, or sent messages via FB.  I have been emotionally overwhelmed all day and I am not even the one having the surgery.  I know Mandy can feel all of your love, thoughts and prayers!

Good night,


  1. Thank you for the update, Becky! Mandy is in my prayers tonight and will continue to be tomorrow and in the coming days.

  2. Becky~ I know first hand that all of the stress and worry is so emotional on the entire family. I think the upcoming anxiety is the hardest. It is very hard to see your loved one be in pain and fighting for their life. Much love to all of you...

  3. THoughts and prayers your way!