We dropped the kids off with our friend Amanda VERY early (thank you...I know I promised I wouldn't say thank you again, but I can't help it. I'm SO thankful for friends!)
We arrived a little early, so we went and sat in the garden at CHOA.
This is the same garden we paced with friends and family as we wondered how Elena would ever recover from her surgeries 10 years ago!
We checked her in to the day surgery where she was prepped and then we waited and waited. We played games and waited. We were visited by our friend and CHOA nurse, Rosie, who kindly brought us coffee! Then we waited.
Then something neat-o happened! A nurse came in to do more paperwork and check in stuff when I said, "Is your name Brenda?" It was! This is a picture of Brenda with Elena 10 years ago!
The longest process is the putting to sleep and waiting for that to wear off.
It was time!
Elena wanted to read the last chapter of the last Harry Potter book on the way home from the hospital. She finished it all! So....
We should learn about the results of her scope next week. Elena will follow up with her awesome doctor the week after that. Until then, she will be started on a round antibiotics.