I thought I would break down when the nurses had to take Reiss from me before surgery. That was not the case. We were all fine before and during the surgery. Now we have a swollen, slightly sedated, hurting baby that we can’t cuddle. This is most definitely the hardest part.
The nature of the surgery causes pressure in the head. So she is in pain from that, as well as from the incision on her chest. They are working with her pain meds right now but it looks like tonight will be a night full of baby cries, moans and tears. The nurses have told us that this surgery creates horrendous headaches. We can at least touch her head and hold her hand.
We pray the pain meds work and this night goes quickly.