"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."
--Jeremiah 29:11

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

We Have Arrived!

We made the trip up to Ann Arbor in about 8 hours today. Only two stops and no traffic. Thank you for all the prayers for safe travel. We did happen upon two accidents that we narrowly missed. One was a large object that went through someone's windshield, and another was an overturned semi on an off ramp moments after we exited. Here he is posing in front of the Con-way Freight headquarters located across the highway from our hotel. How cool to have a building named after you!
We're watching the All Star game now. Or rather, I'm watching the game now. Connie's been bowling in the hotel room and reading his Curious George Goes Bowling book. Tomorrow we plan to go to a nearby lake that has a beach, swimming area, splash ground and boat rentals in the morning and then bowling in the afternoon. If there's time, we're going to hit Pinball Pete's arcade for some skee ball. Thursday morning we report to U of M Congenital Heart Center promptly at 9am and have been told to expect to stay until 5pm. Connie will have numerous tests done including EKG, X-ray, echo, clinical exam with both a cardiology fellow and Dr. Ensing (cardiologist), pacemaker check, labs; and appointments with Drs. Bove and Bradley, and a member of the anesthesia team. When the nurse from the heart center called yesterday, she said that if all goes well, Connie should be inpatient for about a week. She said conduit changes usually spend five days, and the pacemaker will probably add two more days. Your continued prayers are so appreciated! We find strength in knowing God has a plan for our dear boy and while we have an amazing team caring for him, God is in control.


H. James said...

So glad you've arrived safely. Hoping for an easy day tomorrow. Hugs to you!

Anonymous said...

Thanks, Erin! I love the picture. Yes, God is in control, and I know he hears our prayers. Love, Sr J

Yvonne Mallon said...

So glad you arrived safely. Praying for a quick and smooth recovery. Call me sometime or fb message me. I would like to know what Dr. Bove says about the complexity of a conduit change in a child with LTGA. I know it is not like having the DS but would like to know what he says about it.