Wednesday, 8 November 2006

A Busy Time Ahead

As the day of Amber's open heart surgery draws near, I am starting to feel more and more nervous each day.

We received the paper work in the mail with all the hospital admission forms and other bits and pieces. Her operation is on Monday the 11th of December which we were told by the surgeon last month, but now we have been told that she has to go to their pre-admission clinic on the Friday before as well. Amongst all this paper work it mentioned that if you live more than four hours away, which we do, the pre-addmission clinic was optional.... unless your operation is on a Monday, which Amber's is.

Considering the trouble we had last time we went to Sydney with finding accommodation and having our 3 month booking cancelled where we normally stay only 3 days before we were due to arrive (because they didn't have any rooms avaliable), I am quite worried it will happen again this time. I have booked in for a 2 week stay, I do still have to ring them a few days before we arrive to confirm they have room for us.... fingers crossed!

What we have now come to realise is that Hannukah is right at the time Amber will be in ICU - bad timing, but there isn't anything we can really do about it. While on the topic of Hanukkah, I have placed an order with for approx 15 Jewish childrens books and 5 Jewish childrens CD's to add to the girls presents for Hanukkah. It ended up costing us about $400US.

I also received Amber's school enrolment forms in the mail this week. They have now all been filled out and handed in at the school. The school has a 'kindy start' program to try to help the kids get an idea of what goes on at school in preperation for the comming year. The program runs from 1pm - 3pm for 3 Tuesdays in a row and starts next Tuesday. I am not expecting any problems with her starting school, she has already spent the past year going to preschool 2 days a week and hasn't had any seperation problems or anything like that. In fact, I am usually lucky to even get a goodbye before she runs off to play with her friends!

The kindy start program finishes just a week before we have to be in Sydney for Amber's surgery, then once we get home from that it will only be a couple of weeks before she starts school! Wow! How time flys - not long after that we will be moving to Sydney to start our conversion! Woo hoo!

.... Just another day ....

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