Today did not go at all as I had planned. I had planned to go to work today. Instead, school was cancelled (again!) and Kate had a cardiology appointment and there was no way Jerry could take all 3 kids to the appointment. So.....I had to take a vacation day today. We all ended up going to the appointment. I hadn't thought much about this appointment considering six months ago we felt we had gotten better news. So needless to say, I was shocked when the doctor says surgery is needed again. This was not at all what I had planned to hear. We were told in the next six months, however I only get 12 weeks off a year from work under FMLA and my maternity leave is taking all of those this year. So- we are now considering scheduling Kate's surgery during my maternity leave. I have to be honest, this sounds like one of the most stressful situations I have been in. I can't even imagine trying to have a newborn who needs constant care and attention while having a 2 year old in the ICU following open heart surgery!
Then on our way home from the hospital Hayden started throwing up. He continued to get sick once we got home. He threw up on our bed so I have been washing bedding all night. Now Jerry calls home from work saying he is sick now as well! Are you kidding me??? I can't deal with anything else today!
And to top all this off, Kate and Jack's family birthday party is Sunday. My family is all planning a trip up here and we are so excited because we haven't seen them since Christmas.
Praying for wisdom in dealing with surgery issues, praying for healing for Jerry & Hayden, praying the rest of us stay healthy and most of all- praying tomorrow is a better day! It has to be- right?!