Airplane. Manny...

posted Apr 3, 2013, 10:24 AM by Ashley Henke

Tuesday. Today we flew out to California. I was nervous for our 4 hour and 45 min airplane ride, mostly for rilyn, 17 months old. But they both did great! Brody mostly colored and  watched out the window. Rilyn ate snacks the whole time! :)  Brody kept looking at me and saying I'm not scared, this is fun.

 prior to today Brody has been acting differently, I think the anticipation of the surgery.  Once we landed and got all our luggage he looked at me with a big smile on his face and says, "mom are we going to get my big ear now?" I was so happy that he was excited to get a big ear, and in return explained that we are getting a "hole" to help him hear better. And the big ear is later down the  road.

We met up with a family from beaver dam who's son manny is having surgery on wednesday. We had dinner and Brody was excited to see another child who has big ears just like he will be getting. Mannys  mom, tiffany has been very helpful with the planning of the surgery as well as lots of tips and advice. The  boys were excited to meet  but a little bashful at first.  We wish manny the best of luck on his surgery! Tiffany even offered to babysit rilyn for us when Brody is in surgery, we may have to take her up on her offer!

Tomorrow we need to do a little shopping for some snack and then to our pre op-op appointments in the afternoon.  Hopefully naps too since we are still on Wisconsin time and it is two hours behind here.

Thanks for all the thoughts and prayers. We can feel them all the way is sunny california!