2.11.2008

The night before, the night before.

Things are finally falling into place around here as we get ready for tomorrows departure. Suitcases are packed, Mary Poppin style bags are busting at the seams (Thanks Leigh!), and all 4 kids are tucked into bed.

I can't believe that we are less than 48 hours out. I can't wait for Wed. night to get here. Surgery will be complete, she'll be snuggled up in her bed in the PICU, and we'll have finally turned that corner. She will have become a ZIPPER HEAD! In the chiari world, that's a good thing. I just hope that recovery goes smooth and easily.

On a different note, Nana and Papa have been spoiling R and K BIG time! Sunday night they surprised the kids with a night out at the PAC to see Mama Mia. Riley is a HUGE ABBA fan! They had a great time.
Today, Nana took them the Monkey Joe's (and indoor play area) and then to Chucky Cheese. It's been a good distraction for Riley, and Keegan too!

So, on that note.... I am going to try and get my last good night sleep in before I will be calling a plastic hospital couch " bed".

Good night.

10 comments:

BoufMom9 said...

I'll be thinking of you and praying for Wednesday to come quickly and perfectly.

Michelle said...

Happy Trails!! please call if you need anything - or want to chat!

I'll be checking your blog constantly for updates. I'm thinking of Riley lots ...

Kathryn said...

Good luck!

I'm sending Riley's card to the RMDH tomorrow (I think it will take about 7 days to get there). If I just address it to Riley, Ronald Mcdonald house etc Do you think it will get to her ok?

Anonymous said...

We will be thinking of you - Please let your mom know that the "girl with the triplets" can help out if needed.

Carrie

Angela said...

You sound as ready as one can be for this type of situation ... I'm praying God can bring you all the strength for you to get through the coming days.

I'll be checking this blog constantly! And tell your Mom if she needs help with the little ones I'm available!!!

Kristen said...

Good luck! I'll be thinking and praying for her.

nailgirl said...

Good luck, i will be thinking of you. Hugs.

Anonymous said...

Hope the trip went well and you are all settling in the Ronald McDonald House. Good Luck, I'll be thinking of you. Riley, I look forward to seeing pictures of you working on some of you craft projects.

Leigh

chiari Mama said...

one other thing . Do you know Baylie ? See her website Baylie for Brains

chiari Mama said...

lots of prayers . Roz from www.asap.org

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