Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Welcome to Boston!

Nick & I arrived in Boston late last night - uneventful. This morning, he had a pre-op appt to cross the "t"s and dot the "i"s and a little lab work. He also had to have another echo to make sure his heart remained strong after receiving the maximum amount of the "red devil" - adriamycin. He's perfect!

We were ready to go to the Ronald McDonald House, but they are under construction and because Nick has had chemo recently and shouldn't be exposed to potential environmental dangers, we needed to have an authorization from an oncologist for us to stay there tonight. Too much of a hassle so we chose to take RMH on their offer to stay at the Holiday Inn - the entire time - for FREE! What a wonderful and very much appreciated surprise! The hotel is quite nice with shuttle service available to the hospital.

Nick took a much needed 3 hour nap this afternoon and then we went on a walk around the neighborhood looking for somewhere fun to eat, only to end up eating at our hotel (which was pretty good!).

We are due at the Children's Hospital of Boston tomorrow morning at 6:30 a.m. Sheesh! Surgery is scheduled for 8:00 and they did confirm they will have a bed long enough for Nick. That, oddly enough, is what I worry about. Nick & I are both calm and relaxed, although grumbling about what time we need to wake up. On that note, we need to hit the hay (as soon as we see who gets voted off American Idol...)

Gratitude in abundance to Lee, Carly, Kelsey, Natalie, Grandma & Grandpa, the Macrum family, Dixon, Jerry and Denise for the lovely blessing and impromptu good luck send-off; to the endless support from our extended family and friends that continue to give unconditional love through phone calls, emails and postings - you are all an integral part of why Nick is so peaceful tonight. And most importantly, to our Heavenly Father, eternal gratitude for the endless blessings, in every step of our journey.

Good night!
Lori

1 comment:

Chris Ulvin said...

Dear Lori and Nick,
Sleep well tonight. God loves you. May He continue to cover you with the Holy Spirit and protect you. You will be in my prayers tomorrow - starting at 3:30AM California time. Love, aunt Chris