What's been going on around here?
spending time with Caleb
cleaning up the house
giving teacher gifts
studying spelling words
practicing math fluency
picking out movies and toys to pack
cleaning the car
finalizing plans for Caleb
stopping the mail
Soooo much to do, so little time! The packing is as done as it can be until the day we leave. We got thrown for a loop yesterday when we were told that the Penn Relays were coming to town and ALL hotels were booking up like crazy. That means NO RMH discounts! After search for hours to try to get into one of our "regular" hotels close to the hospital, I went ahead and booked something farther out of the city that won't cost me my right foot because we won't know if we get into RMH until Sunday. History says we probably won't. This hotel has an indoor swimming pool, so that should make Abby happy! She'll enjoy getting to swim a little before it's back to not getting the stitches wet for months on end.
Tonight, I am hoping to clean out the car and clean the bathrooms. I'm going to wait to vacuum and mop until Saturday so that it stays clean, but at least the upstairs bathrooms can be cleaned. I've been working on emptying out the fridge so that we don't leave a bunch of perishables in there.
We just found out today that we won't be able to meet with Dr. C for pre-op because he is performing surgeries. I guess it really doesn't matter, as he really won't be able to tell us anything until he goes in anyway. We will still have our anesthesia pre-op appointment though. (This is what most people can do at their primary physician's office, but Abby has to have additional examinations because of her airway.) There's a chance that we will meet with the Nurse Practitioner before the surgery, but I don't think it really matters. We are just going to have to wait and see.
There's not a whole lotta sleeping going on right now...I keep getting woken up by things that just have to get done...like buying Caleb a luggage tag on Amazon at 4 a.m. Yeah. I have sleeping pills for when the stress builds up like this, but they wipe me out so that I can't even function the next day. Given that I'm working the rest of this week, being zonked won't work either!
I just keep praying the same prayer, asking God to please make her ribs strong--or show us what the next steps are. Will you please pray that with us over the next 8 days? And pray that God will give us peace. The waiting is hard.
As always, we would absolutely love for everyone to send us pictures with the hashtag #purpleforabby on the 23rd! Abby spends hours looking at them (over and over and over and over and over...) and especially likes when someone sends a picture of their pet dressed up in purple! We will, of course, be wearing our Joy Runners shirts....but any purple will do just fine! Tutus are even better! :)
Thanks so much for continuing to love on our family!