Tuesday, August 28, 2007

We're here!

We arrived at the hospital a couple hours ago, have managed to get lost once already and now we're waiting in the room for the docs to come start the process and for the Chinese food delivery guys to get supper here, honestly I'm not sure which is more eagerly anticipated at the moment.

John made the trip well, he's been eating like a little piggy all the way here, first we had to stop at Culver's for lunch on the way out of town, John ate a good bit of Mark's hamburger and then proceeded to devour the onion rings and french fries. After that he took a nice long nap and then as soon as he was awake was telling me that we needed to go for food. We did our best to ignore him for a few minutes, but then relented and got him another hamburger and fries from Wendy's. Hmmmm, there's nothing like junk food on the road, but he ate half of that hamburger and totally snubbed the fries. Silly kid! Since getting here he's already eaten a box of cereal, and then sent dad for ice.

Accommodations, well for tonight they are shutting off this room and letting dad stay here with us, dad is going home tomorrow and we are going to figure out where to take showers, do laundry and all that junk before he goes. This hospital is enormous, Barnes Jewish enormous and it's a bit intimidating at the moment, but I'm sure by the end of the week John will have run a good number of the halls and we'll be well known by everyone.

I have internet access here, but so far I haven't been able to figure out how to send email, so I wanted to say thanks here to all the wonderful homeschooling parents on the Loopers list who are praying for us and who sent us names of Pastors to contact in the area. I'm still reading list emails, just can't send. Somehow this gives me an even clearer picture of how frustrating it is for John who can understand everything we say and yet has a hard time communicating his own thoughts.

Ah yes the food has arrived, I'll update more as I have news, thanks again for all the prayers!


Em. said...


glad to know you made it to Omaha without any major mishaps. We'll miss John here, but wish him the best!

Em and Mary.

Just us Wryms said...

Thanks for everything, you all were great and we look forward to coming back to visit and let John show you how well he's doing :)