Grandma Jo headed back home to Kansas yesterday and I have today (Sunday) to catch up on some paperwork and pack for Rudy’s and my trip to L.A. bright and early tomorrow. Rudy has an appointment with pulmonology at UCLA tomorrow morning and then his sleep study at CHLA Monday night so we plan to make a day of it and hang out with some friends in between! 🙂 It will be a long day but my goal is to keep Rudy up and active ALL DAY so he’ll be too exhausted to fight the sleep study. I don’t know, though, we may be fighting the grumpies with Rudy all week even without the sleep study since he’ll be going through “grandparent withdrawal”! With Oma & Opa and Grandma’s visits happening back-to-back, Rudy has had the luxury of non-stop grandparent attention for the last few weeks! This won’t be an easy week for him going cold-turkey and all. 🙂 To add insult to injury, our poor little guy gets to add another specialist to his long list…Rudy’s pediatrician feels there may be a little problem (nothing serious but could require surgery) with his bits and pieces and wants us to take him to see a urologist. I’ll call to get that appointment on the books when we return from Los Angeles…for now, our focus is Rudy’s third attempt at the sleep study. Please pray he’ll cooperate tomorrow night and the findings will be clear. Our hope is that the sleep study results will show he is not dependent on his trach and therefore ready to wean off of it. It seems to us that this is the case but there was some question last time as to whether or not Rudy was expelling enough carbon dioxide so we hope these intricate measurements are able to be captured and we’re left with no questions. We’ll keep you posted and we thank you for your continued prayers for these tedious details. Continuing on in this journey…one day at a time.