Thursday, February 18, 2010

The Next Chapter

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!!!”


Kyle and Alli said...

What a nightmare at the airport! I am so glad you were able to make it, even though the experience had a rocky beginning! And...when you need the comfort of a hot shower even that was missing! I hope that everything goes well with the Chest CT... we have you all in our prayers!

Staci said...

I am glad you arrived safely. I will keep you in my prayers!

Staci (angel Bridger's mom)

♥ Michele ♥ said...

Good luck Summer!! We still think and pray for you daily!! Things are going to work out....there is no doubt in my mind that Heavenly Father is watching over you and your family back home. These hard times will not go on forever and now there is a little light at the end of the tunnel.....with Mason waiting to get a new heart!!

Jessy and Kurt Antonino!!!! said...

WOW you served a mission in Guatemala?? Yo soy de Guatemala City, donde sirvio usted? well I have read your blog for awhile you son is adorable and I am praying that everything will go well today for you guys. Good luck, Buena suerte en todo.

Kelly said...

Our whole family continues to pray for you and Mason!

We love you!

The Sobotkas

The Simmons Family said...

I'm so glad you made it safetly and I am praying for a great CT today! I wish we were coming before May as well. I can't wait to let our boys hang out and play!!

I can't imagine how hard it was to say goodbye to your family. Heavenly Father is watching over you. Keep the faith. The journey is just beginning!! :)

cici said...

Now you have me crying my eyes out just picturing your goodbyes at the airport.
I am so sorry that you had a rough start and I will pray for you and Mason, I promise. Seems a lot of people I talk to are having rough times lately, including me, so I am praying more than ever.
Give Mason a big hug from his secret admirer,o.k.?
Big hug for you too.
God is watching over all of you.
The cold shower was just a little joke he played ;)

She Made Mention said...

I love you and will be praying everyday for you and your sweet family. If there is anything else that I can do... please let me know!!!

Love Jess

Summer said...

hi this is preston. I miss you mom and mason! love you bye

Emily@Little Forever Family said...

I think I heard about that plane crash. I know the sacrifices are hard, and although no one knows the outcome of anything, I know that Heavenly Father is watching over each and every member of your family!
Heart hugs,
Your heart buddies

Jennifer said...

Preston...what a sweet heart leaving your mommy a comment! :)

I hope you had a nice hot shower today...maybe even two!

Praying for Mason and all the rest!

kurtis said...

I loved the comment from "Summer" :) How sweet. I too am praying for you guys, all of you, you and Mason, and your family at home. It will all be worth it, stay strong. I have a song you need to hear, i don't even know the name but i will find out and let you know. I'm sure you've already heard it but it's my favorite :) Good luck
Libbi's mom

Mindi D said...

Sorry, my hubby got an account, it's throwing me off.