Ok, y’all, sorry to keep you in suspense, but we are finally home. We left Vietnam on Thursday, landed in LA on Thursday afternoon (after crossing the international date line), got Emmett’s passport on Friday, flew out of LA on Saturday morning, and landed in London on Sunday morning.
I am exhausted.
Thankfully I have some wonderful friends who are bringing meals, and who even slept over Sunday night and last night so I could get at least a little bit of uninterrupted sleep.
Today we went to the doctor: we now have pending referrals for pediatric cardiology, pediatric ophthalmology, pediatric urology, and early intervention services. Emmett had an EKG, a chest x-ray, and bloodwork taken today. Unfortunately they couldn’t take all the blood they needed in one day, so we have to go back to get more done tomorrow or Thursday. We should be seeing the cardiologist next Wednesday, which is the first day he’ll be back seeing patients after doing a week in the NICU.
I can’t tell you all how much all of your support has meant and continues to mean to me. We are really struggling right now, and all the comments really help.
I’ll have to get into all the details later, as its time to feed the baby, but thanks again.
Oh, and today was the first day of Reception (basically kindergarden in England) for O. He says he’s willing to go back tomorrow, so I’ll count that as success!
And finally, my heart goes out to all of the families out there who weren’t able to receive an official referral by the Sept 1st deadline. My prayer is that you will still be able to build your families- please don’t give up hope!