Well, it certainly feels like I am a world away. I am actually in Edmonton, Alberta. I flew out on Friday to see my nephew who is still very sick with Wegener's auto-immune disease. My sister-in-law Jackie was soooo very happy to see me (we've haven't seen each other in 11 months as she moved away last year)
No matter how you prepare yourself, seeing Colin in the hospital with a trach in his throat threw me for a loop. I thought I had prepared myself but not so much. It was shocking to see my beautiful nephew hooked up to so many tubes, with so many bells and whistles. I actually almost fainted and had to leave the room. I am happy to report that I can now enter the room and not feel so overwhelmed.
We have been truly blessed with small mercies like a smile, a wink, and some mouthed phrases including "I love you." This kid has literally been through hell and back and still worries about the rest of his family and how they are all doing. He amazes me.
His oxygen requirements are down to 35% which is very good (compared to the 100% oxygen he was on only a few weeks ago) He still has 5 chest tubes in his chest however.
I ask all of you wonderful bloggers for your continued prayers. Colin will remain hospitalized for many, many months to come and our goal right now is to get him well enough to fly back to Ontario where he can be closer to our family.
I return home Tuesday evening. Don't forget - Moggit launches on Monday!