The little guy and I made the long trek to Houston again this past weekend. Others often seem appalled when they find out that we drive this 14 hour journey most of the time when we come out here. In all honesty, driving this trip is much, much easier than flying...it's a whole lot cheaper and a bit less stressful with all the "equipment" the little man needs each day. And after making this long drive quite a few times, it is actually a bit enjoyable most of the time. Nate is the absolute best traveler imaginable. I truly do enjoy this one on one time I have with my sweet boy.
But, these trips are always quite exhausting. I spend most of my days in Texas surviving on ridiculous amounts of caffeine and motrin, prompted by long and often stressful days at the med center or hospital and long evenings spending much needed time with our second family here in Houston. I find solace in watching how much Nate feels at home here. He has been here so many times now that he feels quite comfortable during the entire trip each time.
Please be in prayer for our little guy tomorrow. He will go under anesthesia for a bubble test and potential closure of the ASD in his heart. He is only a little apprehensive, but mostly excited to get his "heart fixed". Surgery time is set for 9:00 and should only take a couple of hours. We are looking forward to meeting the Houston Medtronic rep early tomorrow morning, as his stimulator will have to be turned off for the surgery and turned back on afterward. Nate will be be admitted after the procedure and should spend about a day/night in the hospital is everything goes well. Hopefully we will be discharged Wednesday mid-morning.