September 25, 2007

October 3rd Departure

CHOP confirmed that we will fly out on Wednesday, October 3rd to Pennsylvania. We will be staying at the Ronald McDonald house in Camden, NJ. Ronald McDonald houses are committed to serve families of seriously ill or injured children. You can see the family rooms by clicking here. We were encouraged to find this testimonial by someone who had the prenatal surgery.

We will be staying there until October 9th. We also received confirmation that on the 8th, if we did choose to continue and we were randomized to have the prenatal surgery (50% chance), surgery would happen on Tuesday the 9th. I would be in the hospital for 5 days and then continue with 2 weeks of complete bed rest of moderate bed rest until delivery. I am not sure what their definition of 'moderate' is...

(Added by Matt): I know their definition won't be as limited as mine is.

1 comment:

john & donna said...

Matt and Susan, we are so grateful for this open door! I (Donna) went to college in PA (Messiah)and had all nursing majors as roommates. I've only heard good things about CHOP! May God calm any fears you have and bless your path with many Christians who will encourage you and pray for you. "As the mountains surround Jerusalem, so the LORD surrounds his people both now and forevermore" Psalm 125:2