We just got back from Philly this morning! Note to self: next time get a flight a little later than 6 am. so your friend doesn't have to wake up at 3 am to get you to the airport.
The trip was amazing, but I was unprepared in more ways than one.
First for the good stuff.
Thank God that I had my friend, Catherine, with me. I don't even know how to thank her.
She made lasagna and a pot roast. She put mints on my pillow! She took off work and stayed with me the whole day at Shriner's and carried my backpack.
She peeled a tangerine for me to eat while I was stressing out. She helped hold Victoria's legs for an hour during x-rays.. She crossed three lanes of traffic in downtown Philly so I could see the statue of "Rocky" at the art museum. What a friend! I wish I could do something for her!
Her kids were so sweet and gentle with Victoria.
Two sweet Ukrainians.
Such a cutie!
We also got to meet our wonderful friends, Julia and Aaron, Nancy and her daughters, Victoria and Geri, and Carolyn and Madeline, all who adopted kids with Arthrogryposis from the Ukraine. What a reunion! I wish we had more time to visit, but we did get to have lunch together.
Julia even hung out in the room with me.
Victoria did very well, except for the tons of x-rays.
Here is the wonderful Dr.van Bosse.
Well, I have lots more to write, but after only three hours of sleep last night, I am worn out. Much more tomorrow.....