Evin's surgery was set for Tuesday, March 26. The nurse on duty the night before was one of Kori and Mitch's favorites. She gave Evin a "spa treatment" complete with a sponge bath, a warm towel, and a hair turban. So funny!
Kori and Mitch were also excited to be able to hold Evin. It was a big ordeal for them to take her out of the isolette because of all of her tubes and wires, but the nurses that night made it happen.
Mom and I went to the hospital the next morning to wait for the surgery to start. Dr. Tam was performing Evin's surgery and all of the nurses said that he is on his own time, and when he's ready to go, he starts. They joked and said he was on "Tam Time." Well, sure enough, the nurses came in to take Evin to surgery without giving Kori and Mitch their 30 min warning window. It was a little bit of a rushed goodbye, but it had to be done. It was pretty sad to see her wheeled through the double doors to have her first surgery at only 6 days old.
Evin did well during the surgery, despite a little scare near the end where her oxygen level dropped. Kori texted me this picture of her a little bit after surgery. She looked great for having just been through all of that!!
Later that evening they changed Evin's bedding, gave her a bath, and the nurses put a new headband on her. She looked so cute!
She looked even better the next day when we came to visit. They had covered her incision with a little flap of gauze, and she was still on oxygen. They started giving Evin some breast milk through her feeding tube to see if her tummy could tolerate and digest it.