Isaiah talked with the people in Seattle again and got more details as to the schedule when we get down there.
He will have his pre-op appointment on Monday, the 11th. Additional appointments Tuesday and Wednesday. After his appointment Wednesday he will be admitted to the hospital with surgery to start on Thursday morning. He is SOOOO not looking forward to another hospital stay. So far, the 2 times he's had to stay in the hospital, he threatens to just walk out. He doesn't exactly enjoy (or even tolerate very well) his time spent in the hospital... understandably so. He's already been saying how he will give them 3 days and 2 nights but then he is out of there. Well.... that might not work out the way he'd hoped. He asked how long they thought he'd be in the hospital after surgery. He was told 7-10 days. Uh-oh.
Since they've told us the typical recovery time for this surgery is 6-12 months, but that due to his health and age, he will likely be more like 6 months. Maybe that means he'll only be in the hospital for 5 days? Either way, I know he will be more than ready to get out of there and get home.
As of right now, we fully expect to be in Seattle for about 2 weeks this trip. It will be interesting. I just hope and pray that they are able to easily remove ALL of the tumor with no issues and he is able to come home and begin to heal.
And in other news... since we OBVIOUSLY will not be back in Alaska by the 18th, I had to find somewhere either here before we leave, or in Seattle that would be able to do my anatomy scan. After a TON of difficulty, I finally found somewhere!!! I am getting my anatomy scan this coming Monday at 7:30pm. :) I'm so excited.
There are so many things that over the course of the past year and the 4 losses that I stopped imagining. I stopped thinking about our child growing up. I stopped thinking about bringing hone our newborn, giving birth, going into labor, what it would be like to feel the baby move, having a baby shower, finding out the gender, and even finally being able to give our baby a name. A real name. I want to call the baby something other than "the baby". That is something that we will finally get to do. We will know whether the baby is a him or a her.
I've been feeling the baby move. What an incredible feeling. A few months from now we will be having a baby shower. Heck, we even bought paint this week so that we can get the nursery started (neutral paint color). It is so surreal.
We have been so incredibly blessed in so many ways by SO many people. The outpouring of love, support, and prayers... it's amazing.
Again, don't feel like you need to give money by any means because prayers are ALWAYS accepted, but if you feel so inclined, or if you just want to look at some of the updates for my husband, you can visit the gofundme page that a friend set up for us. I will try to keep the blog and the gofundme page all updated while we are in Seattle. :)