Wednesday, May 21, 2008

We're Here

We arrived at our hotel at 3:15 and lugged all our stuff inside. Dan and Ava are taking a nap and Drew is watching a movie. Our hotel has free wi-fi so here I am on the internet. We've got to figure out a plan for dinner and then we just relax until tomorrow morning.

We have to be at Stanford at 7:30 tomorrow morning for pre-op. This will involve an EKG, echo, chest x-ray and blood work. Then we will meet one of the physician assistants, a member of the anesthesia team and a child life specialist. We also made an appointment for a consultation with Dr. Hanley, since we still haven't actually met him yet. The Packet says to plan for at least 6-8 hours and to bring toys, books and snacks. There is also a tour of the CVICU we are going to try to make at 1 pm. Drew will not be admitted to the hospital tomorrow. We will find out what time his surgery is scheduled and when to be back on Friday.

Pray it all goes smoothly and I will update you all tomorrow.

22 comments:

Kate said...

i'm glad you got to the "hop-tel" safe and sound. try to relax tonight!

Isabelle & Calista's Mommy said...

Glad you made it safe and sound! We are praying for a restful night and an uneventful smooth day tomorrow!!

Molly said...

I've been thinking about your family all day! Glad you're settled for the night. Praying for an uneventful day tomorrow!
Amy

Katie Scott said...

Glad you made it safely. We are praying for all the tests and such tomorrow. See you soon!!

Erika said...

Thinking of you guys. Hope all goes smoothly tomorrow!

Kathy said...

Prayers are headed your way!!!

(FYI...Sean is the BEST at drawing blood...ask for him!)

Tell everyone the Vegas Rollers said "HELLO!"

I HOPE you get to meet Dr. Hanley...he'll set your mind at ease!
Lots of love,
Kathy

Vanessa said...

Glad to hear you made it there safe. I'm keeping you guys in my prayers.

Quayle Covey Blog said...

More prayers coming from the Quayle Covey. Bibby and Bandit miss you too. They keep staring in the window at me.

Jennifer Herring said...

Praying for you guys!

Party of 5 said...

hi friends. thinking of you guys and praying for you. thankful the updates. just saw the slide show - thanks for posting it! (: hugs to all of you, Kacie

Anonymous said...

It's early Thursday morning... I'm praying for your family. See you tomorrow.

Eric

Anonymous said...

I have been praying for you Himmel's. I hope my prayers worked for a peaceful drive to Palo Alto.

Ella and I have been praying for you in the wee hours of this morning too. Yes, I am posting at 5:30 AM. She went back to sleep, I'm just wide awake.

Love,

Jen

Dina said...

I'll be sending good thoughts your way over the next couple of days.

Dina

The Portas said...

I woke up thinking about you guys today. I'm glad you had a safe trip there. I'll say some prayers for a quick and easy pre-op day today! xoxoxo

Amy said...

Even more prayers and thoughts from your friends in Trinity.
Amy

Valerie said...

Thinking of you this AM. I hope you got some sleep last night. Will look forward to a update later.......

UbrStrBksMom said...

Praying hard!

kritiostodd said...

No stranger to Stanford myself, I recommend the hoagie in the little cafe over in the Cancer Center building. It's delicious, and the bread is nice and tough without hurting your mouth. But I digress....like everyone else, we are praying for you guys.

Todd

Amber said...

I'm thinking of you all this morning. And praying everything goes smoothly. God Bless!

Anne Marie said...

Went to sleep praying... woke up with the big day of pre-op on my mind. Hope it is going smoothly. We love you guys, and wish we could be there to have the big "Friends" breakfast like we did during his first surgery. Wes says he'd even do the five shots of syrup again to keep your minds in a happy place!

Anonymous said...

God is Good God is Good God is Good!!! I am praying for uneventfulness smooth sailing and peace
Kristina

Taria M. said...

I'm keeping you all very close to my heart in my prayer, and know that God will give you peace as you learn more about the hospital and staff. May you all feel lifted up today.

In Him,
Taria