4 months ago when we began the process to adopt Joshua
we had no idea that Tuesday, September 27th would be the day.
7 1/2 years ago when she left him on the steps of that hospital in China
she had no idea that he would be here now
and that today would be the day we would know if he is going to have a 2nd chance.
Today is the day.
He is scheduled right now to go down to the cath lab at 8:00am
cath starts at 9.
That the arteries are big
and the pressures are low.
There is a ton of medical jargon to go along with all of that
not much of which I can even begin to fully understand
much less explain
but what it comes down to is just that.
We need big arteries
and low pressures.
The echo shows that the arteries look "reasonable"
but we have no idea of the pressures.
They both have to acceptable.
There is no one without the other.
This is going to be a big day.
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified;
do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever
you go. Joshua 1:9
*UPDATE Despite tons of fluid his hematocrit is too high to safely do the cath so they are putting in an arterial line and they are going to take out some of his blood and replace it with fluid. The hope is that this will bring down his levels enough to wear they can safely do the cath. If they can get the line in here in his room we will head down around noon, if they can't get it in here they are taking him up to the OR to put a line in somewhere else in which case by the time they do all of that they might not do the cath today.