waiting...tick, tock, tick, tock...
Do you remember as a kid those days before Christmas morning? Or the days before you had to make a Student Council speech in front of the school? (See Pedro
) Do you remember how long those days were? That they seemed like they dragged on forever and forever? That's what these days are like for us. Wednesday night can't get here quick enough. We're ready...and we're not.
When Laura and I try to imagine what the next few days will look like, we can't get very far because we have no idea. Because of that there isn't much we can do to prepare. And this kills me. I'm usually in control and usually have things planned in advance. If there is something I'm learning in all of this it's the need to surrender. I'm SO
not in control and have, with clenched teeth, given this over to God. (I don't really have any other options so don't think me super-religious guy.)
Laura and I are pretty nervous for Sophia. We're nervous about her ability to cope with all this. Our minister of children and families, Amy
, will be keeping Sophia on Wednesday and Thursday. So we feel confident in the people taking care of her, more than confident. But as you can see from the picture below, Sophia kinda likes her mom and it will be hard for her to realize that Laura is unable to play for a while. Please pray for Sophia.
So here is how it will go down over the next couple of days: Laura and I will check-in at the hospital
on Wednesday night at around 8 or 9 PM. At 7 a.m. on Thursday they will start the induction process with patosin. Hopefully, Ira will be born later on Thursday afternoon. They will immediately ventilate him in order to stabilize him. They will waste no time trying to decide if Ira is a viable candidate for surgery. We should know within the first 48 hours if the prognosis is good or not for surgery.
Many of you have inquired about how we will attempt to inform people of how things are going with Laura, Ira and everything else. I've given blogging privileges to our youth minister, Jason
, who will keep this blog up-to-date with news from the hospital. Check back here for details over the next couple of days.
We have greatly appreciated your support. Without you I'm pretty sure Laura and I would have lost all hope long ago. But because of you we are hanging on...by a thread, but hanging on nonetheless.