I feel like I have totally neglected this blog. We've been so busy trying to get everything ready for Kate's admission that I haven't even pulled out my camera in a week! So unlike me!
Because everything is better with a picture, here is one from 2 or 3 weeks ago that I never got around to posting!
I think bullets will be best for this randomness!
*Kate has so many tests/ appointments before being admitted. She has a cardiology appointment tomorrow (Monday) that includes a sedated echo of her heart, a kidney test Friday, chest xray and lung function test next Monday, and surgery to have her central line placed Tuesday morning. Then, she'll be admitted directly to the BMT unit from day surgery recovery.
*It is stewardship reporting this week at work. Which means it is my busiest time. So, I will be training my backfill (I'm taking at least 6 months off starting Thursday), meeting our reporting deadlines, and taking Kate to all of her appointments.
*I've been shopping for Kate's hospital attire all week! Kate has an adorable wardrobe but, let's be honest, smocked dresses/ bubbles aren't the most comfortable things. I've picked up so many cute two piece jammies (non of her zipper jammies will work due to her IV lines), leggings, tunics, cute tops, etc. Kate is going to be the most stylish bone marrow transplant patient ever!
*Packing for a 6 week hospital stay is hard. I know we will only be 15 minutes from the house but, I'm trying to think of everything we might need. Thinks like laundry detergent pop into my head at 2am.
*I have become the incredible shrinking woman. If I could bottle up the way my body reacts to stress (rapid weight loss) and sell it, I would make millions.
*I am totally overwhelmed (in a good way) by all of the support we have received. Facebook messages, phone calls, texts, emails, blog comments - I am just blown away by how many people are thinking about Kate and praying for our family! We are very blessed to have such a great support system during this extremely difficult time!
I hope everyone has a great week - I'll try to update about Kate's tests and such when I get a chance!
I can't believe we are already at day -19! Less than 3 weeks and my sweet girl will be given her second chance at a long life!