Rob and Erin left the motel this morning at 9:30 for Stanford so Erin could check in and have the embolizations and balloon test in her carotid artery done. The doctor had another patient before her which ended up taking most of the day. Poor Erin couldn't eat anythig since midnight. They had a harpist play for her to relax her which she liked very much. Finally tonight they did the balloon test and she passed. Thank goodness! This means that the tumor has not invaded that artery or has at least not invaded it enough to cut it off. They decided against embolizing the tumor. It was just too risky for her. They said the tumor is so big and there are so many little veins it could have killed her doing the procedure. Because of the lateness of her procedure no one was able to see her tonight but Rob. We are not sure about tomorrow morning either.
Rob came back to the motel going on 10 tonight to get some things so he could spend the night at the hospital with Erin. Grammy and Grandpa took special care of Steven and Mackenzie all day at the motel. Steven did a lot of swimming throughout the day which he loved! Mackenzie has been very good, but it was apparent this evening that she missed her Mommy and was looking around for her. After dinner and the kids were asleep, Ron, Deb, David and I sat outside by the pool since it was cooler than our rooms. We left the door open to their room which is right by the pool and Deb abd Ron checked on the kids often while they slept. It was nice having each other's company. It has not been easy waiting to hear something and get answers from the doctors. As far as we know the surgery is still at 8 AM tomorrow morning. I will keep you updated as we hear things.