Sunday, July 11, 2010

Pre-op is tomorrow

This is just a quick post to let you know that we have checked in at the Ronald McDonald House in DC.  Harlie's pre-op day begins at 8:30am and will last most of the day.  They will  do some blood work, take chest x-rays, EKG, etc.  And lastly, we will get to speak with the surgeon.

I think Harlie remembers what being here means.  At first she started playing with the toys here, while we were unloading the car.  But, a few minutes into walking around she started crying a sad cry, and she did not want to play with any of the toys.  Once we got her settled into the room, she seemed to be better.  Plus, I think she was really tired, because it is now 11pm and she's only been asleep less than 30 minutes.

Traffic was a nightmare, so we didn't get here until after 9:30.  And it takes a long time to unload the car (since someone has to stay with Harlie the whole time, only Tom can go to the car) and get her equipment all set up.

They (the Ronald McDonald House) really hooked us up this time and gave us the best room we've had so far (and we've had a lot of rooms).  It has a double bed AND a twin!  AND a private bath!  Woohoo!  We are in the isolation part of the house though, so if they get a transplant patient, we will get kicked out.

Well, that's all I have the energy for tonight.  I'm sure tomorrow night's post will be full of information.  And if you have any questions you want me to answer, just post it in a comment and I'll make sure I answer it tomorrow.

Goodnight and thank you for all your thoughts and prayers!  We are very appreciative!
~Christy

13 comments:

Josie said...

We are thinking about you and praying for all of you as you gear up for this next hurdle. Please let us know if there's anything we can do.

xoxo,

Josie Kurz

Rene said...

Keeping Harlie in my thoughts and prayers. Love you guys!!!

Janis said...

Glad you are settled in. Hope all goes smoothly tomorrow in prep for surgery. Nice! on getting the room hook up, hope you get to stay!

Allie said...

I agree, nice room hook up! That is a lovely surprise!

Heather said...

glad you made it there okay. thinking about you guys non-stop and sending all my prayers your way. hoping today goes a little easy.

Anonymous said...

Christy,
I'm sending prayers to you and your family and will continue to think about Harlie over the next couple weeks. I haven't known you long, but you are an inspiration and such a strong woman!
Kat
(from MTT)

ANewKindOfPerfect said...

I'm glad you got a good room, I hope you get to keep it! I will definately be thinking of Harlie a lot while she goes through this next bump in the road. I hope she is cruising well on the other side soon!

Anonymous said...

So glad you got a 'good' room. Hoping the day goes smoothly and that Harlie can have some peace.

Beverley and Leyda

B-Mama said...

Glad you all made it there safely and even with a good room to boot! We are praying for a smooth, worry-free day today. Go Harlie!! Blessings!

Lindsay said...

Hoping your day is going well. Thinking about you tons.

Anonymous said...

Thinking about you guys! Love you all. Let me know what you need while you're gone. I need to help so really, anything you need. Love, Brandy

Bonnie Horensky George said...

Thinking about you all and praying for you too!

Ann said...

Thinking about you guys.