That was yesterday...
Today carried a much different tone. We stayed in the hotel room and passed time watching football. Zoe likes football. She even falls asleep like her mom while kicking back.
It's late. 11:45 p.m. Tomorrow will be a long, hard day. Followed by several more long, hard days. I was hoping to get to sleep early, but of course, sleep won't come easy tonight. We must wake at 4 a.m. to give Zoe her last feeding before her cath. She is not allowed anything after 5 a.m. We'll arrive at CHOP at 7:30 a.m. for admission and Zoe will be taken for anesthesia prep.
I do not want to hand my Zoe over. Someone will have to pry her from my warm arms. Knowing we've brought her to the best place possible, to the hands of the well-trained and experienced, does not make this process any easier. Zoe's last cath came with added heartache - blood clots and stents. We hope and pray that tomorrow's procedure, by Dr. Glatz, will be smooth and uncomplicated.
We'll also be calling the Ronald McDonald House to see if they have a room available for us. If so, Caleb will have to leave the hospital and relocate us yet again. We plan to sleep at the hospital for the next few nights (at minimum) and be sure Zoe knows we are by her side, fighting this battle along with her.
Please continue to keep us in your thoughts and prayers. We'll keep you posted as our day progresses.