Just had a very good meeting with Martha and Elliot in the pre-op clinic and Dr. Tweddell. Some interesting notes:
1. In the strange world we live in - one where certain words can't be said at work- Martha said that we are blessed to have Dr. Tweddell. And Elliot says that this is in God's hands. I know. FIRE THEM!
2. Children's Hospital is under such an enormous bed crunch that surgery might not happen at all. Every morning at 6:30, there's a meeting and the doctors decide who gets help and who doesn't. If we don't get help tomorrow, we'll have to reschedule but Dr. Tweddell's December is very booked. So turn your prayers to that.
3. It's likely we'll just rescind the DNR and let them treat Zoe like she's a kid.
4. Elliott and we had a great discussion about my thoughts on Trisomy 18. He says that he keeps encountering situations where medicine has given grave prognostications that weren't accurate. He just isn't sure if this is one of them. He did agree that because the sample of live Trisomy 18 babies is "thinned," it's tough to truly theorize on mortality or treatment.
5. At the end of our conversation, we got a call. Aidan (Superman above) ran into the corner of a table and is getting a few stitches. The fun never ends.
All in all, stitches and snow aside, this day is going well. I truly hope we have surgery tomorrow. Blood oxygenization was lower than usual - less than 70 - when they checked.