Saturday, September 11, 2010

Out and about

Zoe took in some sights before her big day. She loved strolling through campus and staring at the trees. Since she rarely gets out, we took some pictures of her adventures in Philly.

(Where is Dr. Spray?)

(Meeting Ben Franklin)

(Checking out the old school Philly trolley)

(Zoe making mom laugh, as usual)

(Zoe smelling the flowers. She was quite fascinated.)

(Peek-a-boo, I see you!)

(I love this picture...and my precious Zoes)

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.

The Lihns

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for sharing the pictures, your fears and your smiles. I can only imagine what tomorrow morning will be like -- no... actually, I can't really. But I can assure you without a doubt that I will be thinking of you and surrounding Ms. Zoe, your Warrior, with white light.