As hard as it has been to have to build ourselves up to this once more, it was wonderful to be able to spend Christmas at home before coming back in. Jessica and Sophie had a lovely Christmas and enjoyed spending Christmas Day at Grandma and Grandad’s house before having a nice quiet day at home yesterday getting to play with all the toys that Father Christmas (and everyone else!) brought them.
Today has felt like a big step out of that lovely Christmas bubble as we prepare to step once again on the hospital rollercoaster. There have been some fun moments in our day though. Jessica had a visit from two very zany doctors – Doctor Easy-Peasy and Doctor Glow, the Giggle Doctors – which turned into an impromptu disco in her room. It was also lovely to see Nanny, Auntie Fizz, Tony, Tyler and Auntie Maxine who all came to visit (and take Sophie for her sleepover at Nanny’s).
Jessica has been very brave today with all the pre-op tests. She knows what to expect by now and just gets on with it! To see how well Jessica copes with it all has helped us to stay strong for her. It was hard once again to have Sophie leave for her sleepover though. Hopefully it won’t be too long before our little girls can be together again.
Jessica is first on the list for tomorrow and, all being well, should go down to theatre around 8.45ish. As you can imagine, we are quite anxious about this next step although we are holding on to our faith that God has got this and that we are never alone in this journey. We know too that we are surrounded by so much love and support from our friends and family and we are thankful for that. Please do hold us in your prayers tomorrow as Jessica takes this next big step. We will update when we can.