In case you didn’t pick this up from my comment entry, we’ve formed a unique friendship thanks to the blogosphere. Check it out… http://katiemanning.wordpress.com/ entry for October 2nd. We are so glad for Alan and Vickie and the way their courage and candor give us a model to emulate. Please pray for Katie as you pray for Rudy.
I’ll write more of an update later… Trish is taking care of some photos on her laptop right now. It’s 10pm and we’ve had a low-key day here at the hospital. They moved Rudy from the NICU to the CTICU (ha, I know more acronyms than you do)–that’s from the newborn ICU to the Cardio-Thoracic ICU, so the surgery team can monitor him over the weekend. Surgery is scheduled for Monday morning. Trish is doing well after delivery and was able to move more freely as the day went on. We’re pretty tired, but still too much adrenaline to sleep. The kids were pretty excited to have a new baby brother, but also thought the milestone deserved a day off of school. We’re making it up for them tomorrow as they’ll get to come to LA and see Rudy. The Drs. say that things look as good as they can, but as we get closer to surgery on Monday, things could get a bit more difficult for Rudy as his half a heart can only go so long. Right now he’s got a good number of tubes in him, but looks cute as a bug’s ear, so we’d love for the kids to see him sooner rather than later. Thanks for reading and for not letting us walk this one alone.