We were supposed to have an appointment with cardiology on Friday, but it was cancelled – not by us, though. The nurse called Jessica and said that the doctor had already discussed everything with us that needed to be discussed. There was no point in another appointment, and they would let us know when they scheduled Namine’s Fontan. Oh, by the way, it will be within a month’s time.

To know that surgery is coming – “sometime soon” – is one thing. But it’s another thing entirely to face the reality: this is really happening. And it is; Namine’s Fontan pre-op is set for August 23, a Friday; they’ll perform the Fontan on the following Monday.

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