It’s back to UCLA tomorrow to downsize the trach. We’ve got a 7am check-in for what should be a quick procedure at 9am. Everything should be pretty straightforward in the OR, but the team will want to monitor him for at least 24 hours in the ICU afterward to make sure everything looks right. It’s been awhile since I did a hospital shift, so I’m giving Trish a break and going to camp out with Rudy.
While any trip to the hospital with Rudy raises our anxiety and concern, it all pales in comparison with the news we got that little Nina went to heaven this morning. Once again we’re reminded that parenting can contain agony in far too many flavors. There’s nothing that can be said to bring Nina’s suffering into perspective, but I am so grateful that in her six years she was on the receiving end of such attentive and passionate love. We marvel at the courage parents like Todd and Rosy are able to muster in such heartbreaking circumstances.
Peace, comfort and grace. Updates tomorrow when we have something to report.