by the compassion of those around us. It was recently brought to my attention that a few of the wives, both from Mitch's work and our church have been corresponding and coordinating meals for us during Scarlette's open heart surgery. This is so generous and we are absolutely touched by the overwhelming support we have already received! They have asked me to pass along the website that was specifically set up for this purpose in case anyone else would like to donate a meal. We cannot tell you how much it means to us to have this simple need met while we are focused on Scarlette's surgery and recovery. The website is called http://www.takethemameal.com/ and you put in Skrove for the last name and dcmetro for the password.
Typically when Scarlette has been in the hospital in the past, Mitch and I will do split shifts. I get there early in the morning and stay until evening traffic is over, and he comes around 8 p.m. and stays through the night. This works out best for us because Mitch can sleep pretty much anywhere, and I need to be there during the day to answer the nurses' and doctors' questions. Having meals brought to us will be so helpful because Mitch can eat before he leaves for the hospital at night and I can eat when I get home. They have told us Scarlette's hospital stay can be anywhere from 1-2 weeks, though we are hoping it stays closer to 1 week! We will know more immediately after the surgery, as it will largely depend on how she does. Her surgery is August 18, and will take a total of 4 hours from the time they take her from us. Even more than food we so desperately need everyone's prayers during this time. Please pray for her safety during anaesthesia. She will also be put on a heart-lung bypass machine as they work on her heart, so prayers for an easy transition off and on that machine are needed as well. Please pray for a speedy recovery with no complications, and that Mitch and I will have peace and not be too anxious both during and after the surgery. Prayers for Savannah as well, that she not feel all the stress that I will inevitably be feeling! Again, prayers during this time are SO important, please do not feel bad if you cannot donate a meal to our family, we need your prayers so much more. I will try to update the blog as often as I can, and I will be texting people to update my facebook as well. Thank you all for being with us during this journey, God has used each and every one of you to help us feel as if we have a team behind us!
Love, the Skrove's