We are here!!
We have started the next chapter of our journey with Miracle Mason and his broken heart!!
After quite a hassle to board our plane Tuesday night (okay, it was my fault but still very frustrating…..#1)my suitcases weighed too much and most of it was Mason’s formula, feeding pumps, meds etc…they were almost full before I even tried to stuff my clothes in! #2) my drivers license is slightly expired!!! Yikes, I guess I’ve had other things on my mind! I certainly had to do some sweet talking to get security to let me through!!)
Then came the hardest part ever….saying goodbye to our family!! We were all crying! It was horrible to see my kids crying so hard because they don’t know how long it will be until we are together again! My heart is broken, but yet I know we’ve made the right decision.
Then Mason and I were fortunate enough to be picked up from the airport by Mark’s cousins who live 10 minutes from the San Jose airport and stay with them that night. We came in too late to check in at the Ronald McDonald House. (Thank you Paige and Rich!!)
Wednesday morning (yesterday) we checked into our new “home away from home”, The Palo Alto Ronald McDonald House. The staff here is very nice and accommodating.
It was a crazy day to check in though, the power was out ALL day!! A small commuter plane crashed into some main power lines here in Palo Alto early yesterday morning and knocked out the power in the entire city! Luckily the R Mc House has emergency generators for medical equipment like Mason’s 02 concentrator. But, not for things like internet connections or water heaters. That meant no blogging to update all of you, and it also meant I took a freezing cold shower! (Wow, I am on a mission to get Mason a new heart.......but not a ‘cold water bathing mission’ like when I went to Guatemala as a missionary several years ago!!! )
The power is up and running again! Thank goodness!!
Today at 10 am Mason has his Chest CT with angiogram. Mason’s eligibility for the heart transplant list depends on positive results from this test!! The dr’s want to make sure his right pulmonary veins are clearly open and healthy. Please pray with our family that today will bring good news. That today will bring us a new beginning. The beginning of Mason’s journey to a new heart!!
To my sweet family at home…….”I miss you more than words can express! I pray today with many tears that Heavenly Father can comfort you while Mason and I are away. I love you!!!”