Monday, April 27, 2009

Okay.

We're going to do it.
Nothing like putting the pressure on with short notice. Olivia is going down to OR around 3:00 this afternoon. My heart is beating a mile a minute, but I know this is the right decision. It's the best thing for Olivia short term and long term. It's definitely going to be a life changing thing for all of us, but it will also get her home.
Speaking of "home..." I suppose we should find one. There is a pretty lengthy process to get your home ready for a kiddo with a trach (like 6-8 weeks). It will be nice to know this while house hunting. Maybe we'll want a house with a room downstairs for Olivia and her nurse, while the rest of us are upstairs. Who knows? Lots to think about.
I am so glad that God gives me this peace that I have and that he made me with the trait that I don't get easily flustered...although He is pushing the buck on this one!

10 comments:

Crystal Montgomery said...

Our thoughts and prayers are with you guys.

threekidchaos said...

Holy Crow! You guys move fast!

You know what you should do, just to make things easier? Build a house with a PICU room & maybe a surgical unit. That'd mean you'd be home more ;-)

Praying the surgery goes well!

Judy said...

Oh my!!! This is big news! I'll be praying this afternoon that the surgery goes well! So what do you have to do to get a house ready for a child with a trach? Obviously I know nothing about this!

Anonymous said...

sending lots and lots of prayers your way!!! It will be great to finally be able to see Livs face without her breathing tube and tube holder. This means she'll have more skin available to kiss on :).

Bethany, PICU

Anonymous said...

Julie you are an inspiration to us all. Olivia, Brooklyn, Jack and Zac are all lucky to have you.

You become mildy flustered when most of us would be screaming from the tops of our lungs. Please accept this free pass to totally lose it now and again. You have quite a following who will catch you if you fall. You are a gift to all of us.

Ellen Davis said...

We'll be praying for all of you this afternoon. When it rains, it pours...right? Hang in there.

Anonymous said...

I'll be saying those "quickie" prayers whenever I think of you this afternoon.....very often! God's been good in the past. He is today and He will be the same tomorrow, too.

Anonymous said...

Praying that all goes smoothly for Olivia this afternoon, and that everything falls into place quickly with the housing and cars.
Teri

Anonymous said...

Praying for your sweet little girl to have strength, and for your family to have courage during this time. And that God's healing hand will touch and guide you all.

Anonymous said...

We will keep all of you in our prayers.

Julie, whenever things seem to be going a little tough around here, I can go to your blog and realize that I need to model myself after you and your faith and strength. You are amazing and your family is lucky to have you!