According to Matt, the surgery went very well and Josie was a wonder girl. When Josie woke up, she was upset and Matt was able to comfort her and get her to sleep in his arms. He took advantage of the time to have some peaceful rest too.
Josie also had a port placed. The port will be used to administer medicine, draw blood, and it will eventually be used for her cancer treatments. They're working on getting Jo to sleep now so that they themselves can get up tomorrow and have the strength to fight alongside their daughter another day.
Good night and God bless you all. Matt and Alissa we are humbled by your iron will. Josie, you are inspiring and teaching us every minute. We all look at our lives differently because of you and your fight. You are constantly on our minds, and ever present in our hearts. As each new days dawns, from this day forth, we will cherish the lessons learned from you and your courageous parents.
Believe, trust, and have faith. Read all of these blog comments!! We are with you every step of the way.
PS--When Sammy got dressed this morning she was thinking of her sister. She was in purple head to toe, but she insisted on wearing Jo's green sneakers and Jo's green coat.