This morning when Cliff woke up we told him that we were “going on an adventure!” He was very excited and he knew that today “Dr. Park will fix my legs!” Last night he said out of the blue “After Dr. Park fix my legs, my legs will be worms!” I have never said “worm” but I have said “noodles” so we were both surprised that Cliff made this association! Our “Adventure” began this morning walking over the crosswalk into the Children’s Hospital:
Then we went into the pre-op room room and the nurse took all Cliff’s vitals, which he did NOT like. Then it was time to give our last hugs and kisses before we took him to the OR.
(Sorry the next few pictures are sideways… for some reason I could not get them to rotate in Blogger…)
Ross and I fought back tears until Cliff was completely out of our sight because we did not want him to be anymore scared than he already was.
I did not want to let him go…
This was the hardest moment by far. Cliff cried and watched us as they walked away. It broke our hearts, but we know that he is in God’s hands now.
And now we wait…
We have received one phone call from the OR and the nurse said that Cliff was doing great! Dr. Park was actually in Cliff’s Spinal Cord and he was starting on the right side!
Call number two came in and the surgery went great! The nurse said that Dr. Park was closing Cliff up and that Cliff did perfect! It’s DONE, no turning back now! We are so thankful and are VERY anxious to see our sweet little Cliff!
Thank you Lord. Please continue to watch over Cliff and Dr. Park throughout this surgery and in the days to come.