By sharing our story and our experiences with this birth injury we will hopefully educate people. Knowledge is power. Our hope is that you will read this blog, share it with your friends, and they will share with their friends. Then in some small way we have prevented other families from having to go through what we have.
Monday, September 7, 2009
Arrived in Philadelphia
We made it. I am typing this update from our room at the Ronald McDonald house in Philly. We have to be at the hospital at 7 am (Eastern Time) and Jadon can’t have anything but clear liquids after Midnight. It doesn’t seem fair since he eats every 3 hours all night long. He should be in a great mood by the time we get to see the doctor tomorrow morning!
We left yesterday morning at 8 am and stayed at a hotel in St. Clairsville, Ohio last night. The kids wanted to swim and it was Jadon’s last chance at swimming until he is healed from the surgery. He had more fun in the hotel pool than any of us. He loves to kick his feet in the water and splash with his left hand. We had hoped it would tire him out, but he still woke us all up at 5 am this morning. It was breakfast at the hotel and back on the road by 7 am.
The trip took us across Indiana, Ohio, a small part of West Virginia, and finally Pennsylvania. Mrs. Garmin (the GPS unit) said it was 663 miles and took us 14 hours 22 minutes of driving time, including the extra driving we did around the Gettysburg battlefield. We stopped at the Gettysburg museum and visitors center and spent some time there. Jake was impressed with a lot of the artifacts on display there because they all related back to the history unit he had last year in school.
Hopefully the hospital has wireless internet available. We will be updating this site as we get info, and it will be much easier if I don’t have to type the updates on my phone.