Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Heavy Hearts Tonight Before Surgery

We're all going to sleep tonight with thoughts for Lindsay and her surgical staff. Hugs go out to Suzie and JR as they release their beautiful little girl over to the Dr's early tomorrow morning.

We have had Cruz all week and yes, the poor boy has Mono. Two years old and he has Mono. Can you imagine the week that Suzie and JR would have had at Disney with Cruz. Isn't it funny how things work out?

Bill and I took him in to the hospital last night as we thought his condition worsened. I have to tell you when we checked in we were told that they had never had such a prepared letter of authorization, even notarized, so that we could get the necessary care for Cruz. That's my daughter! I don't have to tell you how proud I am of her and of JR. What a wonderful husband and father she choose for her soul mate.

We returned home from the hospital at 3:30am when Cruz was released, only if we promised to get him to the Pediatrician today. Well, thanks to Papa Don for coming to our rescue to take him. For those of you that don't know, I've taken a new full time job as the Assistant Program Director for five local radio stations and Bill can't drive, so I really needed help today. I had already planned to take off early tomorrow to go to Ann Arbor, so Don really helped me out. Thank you, thank you.

Bill has been taking care of Cruz this week and doing an outstanding job. He has so much compassion for him and how miserable he is. Because my job is so close to home, I'm only gone for four hours at a time.

We're all excited to see Cole returning from his Disney trip with the Winter's. His Uncle Dan is going to pick him up at the DTW airport tomorrow night and we'll all gather in Ann Arbor after Lindsay's surgery. Don't worry, I won't be taking Cruz anywhere near U of M. Dan's on the road this evening from Pensacola to come up for the weekend to be with the family and oh yeah, there's a Michigan game Saturday.

Well I sure know I need some sleep tonight to be there mentally and physically for Suzie and JR tomorrow so it's off to bed for me. Cruz is already down, but with mono, he's sleeping a lot. We'll keep up with updates as well as we can tomorrow and thanks for all your prayers!

Heart Hugs,


Anonymous said...

Thanks Linda for the update, my thoughts and prayers will be with all of you. I wish I could be there but I can't take off work right now we are doing inventory, what fun!

Anonymous said...

To our dear, dear friends,

How many times can I write "there just aren't words"...and then write on and on...??? It's just that we love you so much and are praying so hard that I guess we feel better if we TELL you that! As I read all these posts, especially from all the Heart Moms, I am just amazed at how many people love you and are praying for you and our adorable Lindsay...people all over the country who have never met you but who have been in your shoes. What a GIFT from all of them to you, to care this much and to keep writing and praying...even having their friends and churches is absolutely amazing. I would say I can hardly believe it, but I do because I am praying for all of their babies, who I only know about because of you. What a precious community we have all created...with God's guidance of course...and with Angel Annabelle watching over us.

I don't know about you, but I think this surgery is going to go very well...Lindsay has been such a fighter, such a good eater, even growing faster than expected...I just think she is very strong and ready for this surgery. But I think it is going to be much harder to let her go tomorrow because you really KNOW her now and your love for her is so hold each other tight, cry all you need to, and know that we are all praying for her every minute of the day tomorrow.

WE LOVE YOU...Elaine and Bill

Anonymous said...

Our thoughts and prayers are with you as Lindsay takes this next important step tomorrow morning.


Anonymous said...

I forgot to sign my name on my last comment. Good luck Lindsay I know your going to make, you have alot of people praying for you. Lots of love Aunt Retta and Wade

Anonymous said...

thinking and praying............what a journey. Hoping for strength for everything thrown your way to all of you.

with love and support,