We received confirmation that we will be flying to Philadelphia on Wednesday. If we are approved for the study, we will have to let CHOP know on Monday whether we are willing to be part of the study. If we opt in and are placed in the surgery group, we will have the surgery on Tuesday, the Lord willing. Please pray that the Lord will make His will for us plainly evident--my biggest fear is going into Monday not knowing whether we should go for the surgery.
Fiona will be staying with our pastor's family while we are gone. If we have the surgery, I'll either fly back several days later to pack up and take her with us to Philadelphia or my folks will drive her out. Please pray that the Lord will give Fiona peace in our absence.
For the next few days, we've got a lot of packing and planning to do--I am trying to forget just how much we have to do yet. Not only do we need clothes for know, but we have to be prepared to stay in Philly as the weather gets colder. We also have to make sure that our house is taken care of here while we're gone--the mail, stop the paper, the leaves, the snow, put in the storm windows, rip out the dead annuals, trim down the perennials, cover the hydrangas, set up timers for the lights--we thank the Lord for good neighbors and family who has volunteered to help out.