were sent to a local hotel. Weird to be back after almost five years, and it has been a while since we have been in-patient at a hospital, too. We went through admissions at LeBonheur today, nothing exciting, really. There was a problem with his port, had to stick him a couple of times, then still not working right. So, they ended up having to stick him in the wrist with an IV, again a couple of times. So, that was pretty unfair, since he endured the port, and it broke through his stoicism and he cried. We will have an early morning, starting at 6 a.m. signing consent forms, then he will head down for sedation, and OR prep. Actual surgery is scheduled to commence at 9 or 9:30 a.m.
We had a good visit at St. Jude on Friday with our original oncologist. He seemed genuinely happy to see Eli, and it was neat being on the St. Jude campus again. Eli and Vic went to a car show on Saturday, but I had arranged for some really cool Star Wars characters to make an appearance at Josh’s house who lives a little less than an hour from us, so I darted over there to make sure it went smoothly. Josh, who is a huge Star Wars fan, you
I wanted to share this link to a news story about the trial that Eli (and Josh, and Coulter, who I’ve mentioned before, and now Madison that is featured in the article) is on in Augusta. It gives
|Stickers that work with imaging to help guide the surgeon.|
I know that I don’t have to ask for prayers. We are where we are because of your relentless petitions on Eli’s behalf, and I am thankful that you will again make that effort Wednesday. So, I’m going to ask for something else. When you see your child, I want you to tell him or her that you love them, and use their name. Not “I love you, Champ,” or “I love you, Princess,” and no fair
|Got to meet therapy dog Annie.|