Angelica required an additional surgery to fix up her heart. Thankfully we had the luxury to schedule it out which gave us plenty of time to prep ourselves as well as her. As any of us would be, she was a little nervous. Thankfully, we had a lot of great resources, her pre-school teacher made a book for her and the hospital’s child-life services sent us a doctor’s kit both of which helped out a ton.
Angelica was very brave and handled it all gracefully, the hospital staff was wonderful! She wasn’t bothered by the blood pressure or even the IV, it all went smoothly. The surgery went great and the doctor’s are pleased how everything looks, which is a great relief.
Angelica is recovering well and spirits are up so things look good. The new hospital is wonderful, you can see some photos of the new UCSF Children’s Hospital which I took while we waited for her to get out of surgery.
Here are a few photos from the day, which started off early, we left our house before 6am and got to the hospital even before the sunrise.
The hospital was great and understand children (and parents) well. We were able to go into the operating room and be with her until she was asleep. We had to dress up in bunny suits to go into the OR.