Wednesday, 13 December 2006

Fingers Crossed - We Are Off

We are leaving tommorrow for Sydney. I can't believe I am sitting here blogging rather than finishing off the packing of our things ready to go!

It will take us most of the day to drive there, so I think we will probably arrive sometime in the late afternoon - early evening.

Friday morning Amber has the pre-admission clinic - they want to do blood tests, an ECG, chest X-ray and other delightful things like that, apparently it will take about 3 hours.

Then, the rest of Friday and the weekend we have to ourselves to do what we want. Shopping sounds like a good idea until you remember it is Christmas time soon and the shopping centres will be full of crazy Christmas shoppers, not to mention all the Christmas brainwashing that goes along with it - the decorations, trees and of course that bloke in the red suit that I have been trying so hard for the kids to avoid. You have to remember this is our first year of celebrating Hanukkah and not Christmas and it is a huge change for the 3 girls. They would normally at this time of the year be having their photos taken with santa. Jade has had to deal with all the other kids in her class doing their Christmas drawings (they made Jesus celophane windows the other day!), while she does something else the teacher has prepared. It has been pretty hard for her in the sense that she is the 'odd one out' so to speak - BUT we have Hanukkah that goes for 8 days not 1!! She is very excited about Hanukkah and very proud to be Jewish.

Anyway, back to the topic - it's not like me to get sidetracked! lol!

Monday, Amber has her surgery. I am not sure how long it takes but apparently she needed a 'big time slot', so I am guessing the actual surgery will take quite a while. She will the be in the Intensive Care Unit for about a week and then I am guessing another week or so on the ward - as long as everything goes smoothly and there is no infection or any other problems.

So there you have it, that's what's happening. Keep your fingers crossed for us. I will update as soon as I can, probably when we get back.

I hope everyone has a Happy Hanukkah!!!

.... Just another day ....

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