"He is there not only when we cry out from the burden of sin but also when we cry out for any other reason." -Bruce D. Porter

Friday, September 24, 2010

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Surgery Date!

I was shocked and surprised when one of the staff from Bethesda called today to make a pre-op appointment for Seth's October 15th surgery date. I was like, what?  We haven't gotten a date yet?!  After meeting with the surgeon this past Wednesday, he told us to call in two days and they'd let us know what date we could expect for surgery. We were expecting within the month, maybe later. Well, the surgical team decided on a date and got the ball rolling before we knew it!  I was so shocked, but said we'd take it! That's only three weeks away!  It seems like this day has taken forever to get here, now it seems so soon!  Am I doing the right thing?  Seth has no clue what's going to happen to him, how's he going to handle all this?  I'm sure that's just all the jitters and the initial excitement of it all.  Todd will have that day off so we can go together.  We were told from beginning to end, it will be about five hours, the actual surgery lasting about 3 hours.  We were told if all goes well, we could be released from the hospital that afternoon!  Luckily, the youngest patients go first, and so far, Seth is the youngest.  Man, I'd hate to have to wait all day.  So, that's the latest on the CI.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Alex eating Crab!!!

On Saturday we drove to Easton, MD for the PWSA of MD/VA/DC picnic.  Easton is on the east side of Maryland and you have to cross the Bay Bridge to get to it.

This video is of us crossing the Bay Bridge over the Chesapeake Bay.  It is so awesome looking across. It is 4.3 miles across. (The San Francisco Bay Bridge is 4.5 miles across for anyone who may have gone over that for a comparison.)  Try not to get car sick watching it, though!

Apparently, eating crab is something you do when you picnic in Maryland.  Alex had to try this.  Fortunately, we had a great teacher who showed us how to eat crab.  There's really not much meat, probably spend more time breaking the sucker open than eating, but it was fun.  Alex had it down good.  All the crab here is fished from the Chesapeake Bay.  I think he ate at least six crabs! The children enjoyed swimming in the pool and Seth loved the swing!