Sunday, November 05, 2006

Gonzalez's Heart

We are here at the Ronald McDonald House. We got a call yesterday afternoon saying that they had a room for us. So we packed up last night, finished this morning and headed down here first thing. We have already played in all of the fun areas and are about to walk by the river. We are in room 138. It is a great relief to know we have a room and will not have to worry about that. I had called Friday and they had no rooms and no expected departures. God answered our prayers and took that burden away from us.

Tomorrow is Jaden's echo and I think they will be doing all of his lab work, x-rays and we will meet with the cardiologist here. Tuesday we have to be to the hospital by 6:30 am and Jaden will have a cath. done. We will be on the 5th floor in a room until they feel he is ok to leave. If he has any bleeding from it he may have to spend the night. Let's pray for no problems. I do not want to have to spend the night there just yet. If all is well, we will go in for surgery Thursday morning. I will start updating daily or as often as I can to continue to let you all know the status with him.

Sal, the kids and Lana (our nanny) will be coming back and forth this week and then will stay Wednesday night until Sunday night. The kids are already off the walls and being very naughty. They definitely are being affected by the stress we are all feeling. It is already difficult and Sal and I have had to stop for quite a few hugs today. We are trying very hard to be positive and calm. Outwardly we are but the kids can feel our inward emotions.

So we are off to enjoy the river. Hope you all had a great weekend.

Love, Us


Steph and Mitch T said...

Awwwww Steph, I can't believe that you are there already. The time has gone way too fast. Thanks for being so transparent with your feelings. I will be praying so much for you during this time!!!

Love ya,
Steph T

Krista said...

That is so awesome that you were able to get a room there. I talked to Mom yesterday and she told me that you weren't going to be able to stay. God answers prayers. We have all been thinking of you and hoping that all is going well. I have wished many times that we could just run up there and give you a great big hug!!

Ken's Mom walked over to the RMH and dropped off out pop tabs this week!! YEAH!!!

Know that all of you are in our thoughts and prayers!!!

Love and hugs,

Anonymous said...


Mixed feelings with relief that this day has finally come shadowed by sadness that this day had to come at all.

We'll pray for you all week, esp Tuesday and Thursday.

Bobbi Heinen