Left my beautiful girl with a big fancy pants anaesthetist today. He opted to cuddle her all the way to the theatre so she wouldn't have to lie flat and get reflux. He apologised to her for not being as good as Mum.
I left her and took the kids to the zoo.
The surgeon called me 7 hours later and told me that everything went without a hitch.
I am waiting for her to get settled in ICU where I will see her, still and sleeping, with tubes and wires, with her broken heart on the road to being fixed.