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As of 10:30 Thursday

We’re doing much better. Aviana is resting peacefully despite the nurses discussing loudly right outside her door, over the cacophony of the other children crying, IV pumps beeping, phones ringing and the janitor cleaning the floors with an extraordinarily loud machine. I guess the morphine is doing its job. I was reluctant to let her Finish reading this post…

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Surreality

Aviana is in surgery right now. Technically, it’s exploratory, because they still don’t know exactly what they are dealing with, although they think it’s a ruptured appendix. Probably it had already perforated before she ever exhibited any signs, and with a child this small it’s difficult to diagnose anyway. Depending on what they find, we’ll Finish reading this post…