Just received this latest post on Sicily's Caringbridge site.
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2008 04:27 PM, CST
Good Sunday afternoon,
It is a beautiful day today, the sun is shinning and there is not a cloud to be seen in the sky.
We have somewhat of a reason to believe that Sicily's surgery won't be until Thursday or Friday. I spent quite a bit of time on the phone yesterday morning trying to see if I could talk to someone who could just look into the scheduling for me and I finally found a really nice lady. Wish I would've gotten her name because she was very nice! We know who the surgeon is supposed to be so this wonderful lady checked the surgery schedule and didn't see Sicily's name yet. She did say this particular surgeon had a surgery scheduled for Wednesday, but it was not a major case, as I guess we are being called...Sicily is a "major case"...kind of scary terminology!
So, I'm letting my mind think and prepare as it will be later in the week. The wonderful lady also told me that we'd need to be there the day before surgery to get all of Sicily's lab work done, and we'd get to meet with the Life Specialist and tour all hospital.
I think a lot of my worrying about getting the surgery scheduled was because I wanted my brother to be able to be here, but that has all been worked out and I am so glad he's going to be able to come this coming week! I just really wanted him to be with us during Sicily's surgery. I know my parents and two other sister's will be there, too, as well as several of Patrick's siblings. I want a waiting room full of family and friends because we're going to need the support. And we are so absolutely blessed with support, it's unbelievable.
I'm starting to get things in order, as best I can for the coming few weeks. I actually put the Christmas tree up last night and just finished putting on the lights, all 800+ of them. Now it's ready for the best part, the decorating. I think we'll start tonight for a bit but then the older kids will be going to Religious Ed classes so we'll have to finish tomorrow. Putting up the tree was one of those things that I really "needed" to do as we have no idea when we will be home. It will be nice to return home to a house looking like Christmas!
Well, better get back to work. I'll probably be on the phone first thing in the morning, hopefully not pestering anyone too much. I did find out that the reason we did not get scheduled last Friday was because the person in charge of scheduling was off...everyone deserves their time off! Keep your fingers crossed that we won't wait too much longer tomorrow and I'll journal as soon as I find out!