Things are moving along wonderfully . Our insurance has APPROVED Teresa's heart transplant ! This was a big concern but as it turns out God took care of all the details !
We are still working on transportation to the hospital . We are working on a few options . The transplant team suggested we move closer to CHOP but with six kids at home , this was not an option . I know God will work out these details also.
The social worker from the transplant team called today to see how we were handling the stress and I had to laugh as she asked if we were having any anxiety . Well yeah !!!! Our biggest anxiety right now is care of the girls and how to keep their lives as normal as possible while I am gone . Before we adopted Teresa we had several family meetings with all of the kids to discuss how our lives would change and how they felt about the huge sacrifices they all would have to make . They all were so sweet and caring saying they would give up this... or give up doing that... or going there... and over the past two years they have all been phenomenal with their love and support of Teresa and all her medical care . But the journey we are now on will require even more sacrifice for them and we really want to try and keep things as routine as possible at home for them . I know God has opened their eyes and hearts to so much already through Teresa.
I have started packing so we are ready to leave as soon as we get the call and I am also making lists... and more lists... so the care of the girls will be as smooth as possible while I am gone .
With the best case scenario (which is what we are praying for ) , Teresa will be in the hospital for one month . But because she is considered HIGH risk and may have complications we could be in the hospital for 6 months. There really is just no telling what could happen or how long we will be there . So we are trying to prepare for everything . With Teresa's STRONG will though I am sure she is going to run the race and show them all just how well she can do and be home in Miraculous time . This girl LOVES to be home and with her sisters.
I have packed a little suitcase full of goodies ( nail polish , lip stick , jewelry, princess stuff, all kinds of girlie bling that she loves ) so as she is recovering she will be able to pick something special out of the suitcase to help motivate her and keep her moving forward with her recovery .