I talked with the folks in scheduling. The first available day for Ramona’s cath is October 31st. Her cardiologist was wanting to do it in October, so Halloween it is!

Simon will likely go out to my mom’s for trick or treating and a sleepover and we’ll spend that time with Ramona. It’s a little bittersweet, with the missed holiday and all, but no biggie. I’m sure there will be lots of fun Halloween related stuff at the hospital an I’m sure Simon will have a great time with Grandma and Grandpa.

I’m feeling grateful today that we have access to such sophisticated and competent care. I’m sad she needs so much surgery, but glad it’s available when she does.

Simon, and possibly the rest of us, has strep. He’s been just miserable but is starting to rebound now that we’ve got him on some antibiotics and codeine. We could use a few weeks of rest and health as we get ready for the cath. Please pray with us.

Love, Jane.