Here we are…

the night before surgery. The consent forms are signed and Albie’s surgery is scheduled for an 8am start.  I really do just want to hold Albie in my arms all night. But I also don’t want to worry him. So our boy is bathed, in new pyjamas, clean asleep beside me.   I need to go look at him  some more so this will be short.

Tomorrow he’ll go into the theatre at 8am, for at least six hours. In the middle of that, his heart will be stopped for  2-3 hours while they do the Rastelli repair. When he is off bypass, when his heart has been started and is beating again, they will call us. Waiting for that phone call is going to be real tough I know. Tears well in my throat at the thought…..Anyway, after they’ve called, I will update the blog briefly so you know he is off bypass as well, particularly as it will be the middle of the night in the UK .

Thanks again for the oodles of love and support we’ve been receiving, its a beautiful, beautiful thing. Oh, and we did go see some sharks the other day. It was great fun. As you can see below. Oh my boys.


34 Comments Add yours

  1. melanierc says:

    Extra prayers for Albie and the Hopkinson family tonight and tomorrow, love you all and wishing you calm, courage and peace xx

  2. John Love says:

    we’re all teary-eyed and thinking of your sweet boy

  3. Shelley says:

    Thinking of you and wishing you all the best for tomorrow xxx

  4. Gena Tuffery says:

    I’ll be thinking of him all day, as hundreds of others will be. All that love has got to help in a very real if imperceptible way. All my love cuz, G xo

  5. Lou says:

    Sending you Good Vibrations.Turn on your Heart Light A.H!xx

  6. Sharee Lowe says:

    Will be thinking of you guys and praying for you all for a good night’s sleep tonight and for the surgery tomorrow xx

  7. Emma says:

    Healing vibes going out to all of you! Wee Albie will be in great hands. All my love and I will be watching the clock with you tomorrow. I hope you get some sleep x x x x

  8. Bec says:

    Thinking of you tomorrow, our thoughts and prayers are with you, Whiteman Family xxx

  9. Nicole says:

    Sending all our love to you all. Kia kaha. xxx N, JK and the little AK

  10. Helene says:

    Hold on my friend. So much love and good thoughts coming the way of you and your little family. xxxxxx

  11. keywoods says:

    warm hugs to you all send much love to you all

  12. Kalala Malo says:

    Albie, you are the King of Hearts. Your heart is touching the depths of all our hearts across the globe. I think you are all the HopKINGson family xo

  13. Albi Helene says:

    No matter how tough the journey seems tomorrow, shine bright as you already know the outcome.

    Our little family has followed and been so inspired by you and the boys – you are all in our thoughts!

    From little girl Albi to little boy Albie!

  14. nichola says:

    Sending Lots of love and hugs xxxxxxx

  15. Thinking of you guys xxxx

  16. Julia Bentley says:

    Sending loads of love and positive thoughts for you all in the scary hours to come. You are truly an inspirational family. Big Bentley hugs to you, Albie! X

  17. Steve Cope says:

    Loads and loads of love, Helen and Steve xxxxxx

  18. janice mannex says:

    Hi, Sarah and Marcus we will all be thinking and praying for all involved today and over the recovery period. Janice mannex

  19. Susy Carr says:

    I have been thinking of you guys so much over the past week, super good vibes coming your way Mr Albie, you are such a star already, mum and dad hang tough and you are both totally amazing – big big love and hugs XXX

  20. Sarah PT says:

    All our love and prayers are dedicated to you three today, Sarah, Alan and Scout.

  21. Meg, Ty & Gem xxx says:

    So much love love love and prayers to our beloved Hopkinsons xxxxxxxx

  22. Rosie says:

    All the very best. Lots of prayers your way today.

  23. Adrienne Hopkins says:

    We will be thinking of you all with lots n prayers
    Love Auntie Adie n Uncle David xxxx

    1. rachel france says:

      We’ll be thinking of you, and sending out all the healing vibes from Houghton Valley! Lots of love to all of you guys! Kia Kaha, Kia manawanui, Rach, Tom , Sonny and Spud xxx

  24. In Swedish Albert means strong as a bear and of course lets not forgot husband to the great Queen. On another note its also a name of a peach in Canada so you know….
    Big love and purrs from the Walker-Simmons.

  25. Penny says:

    Ulli and Penny are thinking of you three, lots of love xxx

  26. alyssa says:

    Keeping you in my thoughts. Lots and lots of good thoughts.

  27. Heidi Anderson says:

    Dear Marcus, Sarah & Albie. We are sending you lots of positive thoughts and warm hugs from Newtown. Love from Ed, Heidi & Lucy.

  28. Sally's mum says:

    All our prayers with you today, God bless

  29. Ange and Dave says:

    Loads of love to you guys xx

  30. Rachael says:

    All the love, hugs and positive vibes being sent your way xxx am thinking of you all

  31. Theresa says:

    Love and hugs and strength being sent to you all

  32. kate says:

    Thinking of you guys – hope everything is going well and Albie will be up and running around Kelly Tarlton’s next time!!

  33. Tandi McRae says:

    We’re all thinking of your whānau Marcus. Kia kaha e tama! Arohatinonui nā te whānau Matairangi Clyde Quay.

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