Will is officially a resident at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. He has his lifeline reattached, IV l-carnitine being delivered on a regular schedule, CT scan completed, and now we wait. Surgery is scheduled for 730 AM and will go all day.
We were escorted to our room, and in walked Mica, our favorite nurse from last time. She remembered us which was very cool. Will was in rare form, harassing the poor residents and nurses, but Mica can hold her own against him. The neurosurgery resident was not at all confounded by Will's antics, so Will has a tough audience this go round. :)
Since it is the last meal he will have for a while, we picked up some 5 Guys for him and brought it to the hospital where he proceeded to inhale it, literally, in about six bites. How does he do that??? Why do teenage boys become human vacuum cleaners? I know that I taught them manners, but somehow between the ages of 13 and 20 they seem to see food and all rational thought of careful chewing flies from their heads!
So we are hanging out in Will's room, watching the clock tick, and considering which game we might play. There is a football game on tonight, so I did pull rank and tell him what we were going to be doing at about 830. However, I need to head back to the RMH to handle some laundry so he may escape the football game after all.
Billy will stay with Will tonight. I am actually going to sleep at the RMH...it feels a bit odd to leave Will at the hospital, but on the other hand, I am so very tired. The last few weeks have been so challenging and the sleep so limited, and this phase is just getting started.
Thank you so much for the prayers, emails, cards, gift cards, phone calls, and support. We are astounded and so grateful. While sometimes this physically is a very lonely experience, we know that we are not alone. Thank you for walking this road with us, even through the dark, spooky forest. :)