I was so thrilled to see the word "Vanderbilt" on my caller ID today!!!
Benjamin's open-heart surgery has been scheduled for Thursday, October 2. (Which, incidentally is my dad's birthday.) We have to be at the hospital on Wednesday, October 1, at 9:00 a.m. We'll meet the surgeon, take a tour, etc., and they'll run some tests on Benjamin. He will not be admitted until the morning of the 2nd. We are now on the waiting list at the Ronald McDonald House for Tuesday, September 30, since we have to be there so early on Wednesday. Benjamin will stay with us the first two nights. If there is room for us at the RMH, we will stay there until Benjamin is discharged. (One of us can still sleep in his room with him once he's put on the PICU floor.) Carolyn, the lady who called, said that unless there are complications (please pray that there aren't any!!), we should only be there three or four DAYS! Wow.
We have an appointment with our cardiologist next Monday, and we plan to ask him some more questions (like how much can we travel in between now and then, as we have Labor Day reservations and a family wedding in mid-September in VA) and get some more specific details.
Thank you for praying!!!! Here are some cute pictures from this past weekend.