After over three hours of waiting, the nurse came to find us. Elizabeth is comfortable and asleep. They have put the bars in her forehead and back of her head to stablize her head. She has also had an MRI. As soon as they make the incision, the communicator (our special nurse who keeps us in the loop) will let us know. It will be quite awhile before they are in her brain and mapping brain activity.
We have had no word other than that. They moved us earlier to a different part of the hospital. We are in the neurology ICU with much fewer people and a nicer waiting room. Brian and I finally felt like we could leave to get breakfast.
I didn't anticipate feeling so anxious, but I have been with her non-stop since we went to get her in Denmark. As she walked away with the attendant this morning, I felt like the first time I left her at school or at camp. All I could say was, "Be good and have fun!" Nothing like seeing your child turn and smile at you as she walks off to surgery even if it is the "ohhhhhhhhh, Mom" look.