She soon was calm and waited peacefully and patiently. The hours together passed nicely and easily, for me at least. We had a few tasks to help pass the time, like trying to put an analogue clock on her phone. It was a great delight to her when I was able to do this; she is very generous with her compliments.
Khanda’s grandma received quite a lot of phone calls from her family who were asking how the baby was. Occasionally, she shed a few tears with them and declared “Khanda, Khanda” as her heart softened for the baby. The doctor was pleased to tell us after a few hours that Khanda’s surgery had been successful. It was good news and of course grandma was very happy. Khanda is recovering now in the pediatric ICU. We hope that she sleeps and rests and her body adjusts well to the surgery. This will be important in order to prepare for the second “big” surgery next week in which doctors will switch her great arteries. Prayers for God’s covering over this procedure and thanksgiving for today’s.