Our household is a little quieter this week with Wilson gone. He and Rolf loaded up the truck and headed for Azusa Pacific University early Friday morning. They participated in a full weekend of activities and seminars for incoming students & their parents. The rest of us Geylings arrived at APU early on Sunday in time to attend the final assembly, grab some lunch with friends and check out Wilson’s room. It was definitely hard to say goodbye and leave our big boy behind but I think it’s really important to recognize that this is not only a new season for Wilson but for the rest of our family as well. The change in dynamics, shift in focus, moving around of furniture…it’s all an adjustment for this mama’s achy heart for sure but I’m also excited to see what this next season will mean for Max and Olivia and Rudy. I’m praying for fresh vision for all SIX of us as we embrace where we are individually and what lies before us as a family.
In addition to all the activity last week, Rudy had his routine cardiology appt with Dr. Harake. His echo exam revealed no new changes…for better or worse. As a result, there is no plan to schedule a heart cath this fall which is nice. There will be a need to go in and coil some more collateral vessels (blood vessel branches that form to accommodate insufficient circulation) at some point but for now Rudy can enjoy a procedure-free fall. The big news is that Rudy weighed in at 45 pounds!!! He has been lingering around 40lbs (give or take a pound) for over two years! His weight gain and height growth are encouraging and I’m eager to hear what his Gastroenterologist and Endocrinologist have to say about it when we see them later this fall.
Speaking of fall, I’m definitely ready for fall to arrive as we gear up for another major heat wave here in SB this week! There are some season changes that can’t come quick enough for me! Ha Ha
Happy September Everybody!!