Monday, October 6, 2008

NOTICE - Erin Surgery Updates

On Wednesday I will be doing updates here on my blog on what the family is doing at the hospital and anything we hear throughout the day form the OR regarding Erin's surgery.

Jen suggested this since she said she would be going crazy all day wondering what we are doing since she couldnt be there and how things are going. Others expressed the same thing, so I mentioned it to Erin and volunteered to do the updating here. She liked the idea and agreed.

Thanks to a very dear friend I now have an 'in' with the wireless Internet at the hospital. Shhhh

Erin and her family are already in the bay area. My brother Ron (Erin's Dad) arrived on the weekend and they are spending the day all together.

Tomorrow Erin is admitted to the hospital and they will do the embolizations and other things that need to be done before the surgery. No one can see her during the day but Rob.

We are leaving early tomorrow morning and going to Capitola for a day of renewal at our favorite California coastal town.

We will check into the motel where Ron, Deb, Rob and the kids are staying late tomorrow afternoon. We can see Erin that evening so we will.

Wednesday morning the surgery starts at 8 AM and it is scheduled to be 12 hours.

Hopefully with 5 adults there we can manage to keep Steven happy and entertained! There is a local park nearby and also the Rodan Gardens on campus which are amazing. The adults can enjoy the statues and Steven can run through the pathways. This used to be my favorite place to go when I needed to destress when working on campus.

Thank you to everyone who has e-mailed or called with support and all the prayers that are being sent up for Erin and her family. We are so blessed to have you all in our lives.

If you would like to send a message to Erin you can leave them in the comment section and I will be sure she gets them tomorrow evening when we see her.

Next post will be from the Bay Area. See you then.


AmericanKnitter said...

I'll be saying prayers...

Jen said...

Thanks for posting all these great pictures Mom! Now whenever I want to just take a peek and remember a fun, recent memory, I can :-) I look forward to reading your updates

Marla said...

Thanks for volunteering to keep us updated, Diane. I really appreciate it! And I'm so happy to know Erin is surrounded by a loving and fun family. Tell her I'm thinking about her.

Sarah said...

I am thinking and praying for Erin and your whole family tomorrow.

I know Erin will come through with flying colors!!!

Hugs to everyone.

txpurplerose34 said...

What a lovely, happy set of photos. They are uplifting all by themselves. You all are in my thoughts, and I know that both Erin and those who care for her are in God's loving hands being guided by His gentle, knowing touch.
Hugs, Vaden

Pam said...

Thanks so much Diane! Tell her Chad and I thinking about her too.