Well the "big" day is right around the corner and I'm starting to get everything in order for us to be gone again for at least a week. The past hospitalizations have all been emergency admissions, so we were never prepared for any of our hospital stays. But since this is all scheduled, it's pretty nice being able to get stuff ready instead of running home for a few minutes to grab some clean undies and my glasses and running back to the hospital. Poor Billy, he's usually the one who has to run home first to get Stephen's dialysis machine and a few things for me. He tries so hard to get me the right stuff, but how can he really be expected to get me the right bra or underware when there are so many!? And when I was still breast-feeding, it was an even bigger challenge for the poor guy! So this time, I can actually pack up all the right stuff for Stephen and myself and make sure we have all of the necessities and Stephen's favorite toys.
The other thing I've been able to do is clean the house, pay the bills, and clean out the fridge. My parents always come and stay at my house when Stephen's in the hospital and it's always such a disaster! Especially since we leave the house in such a panicked rush. So they've always cleaned the house for us and stocked the fridge with groceries. But this time, I can make sure it's clean and not a disgusting mess. I can't make any promises on groceries (since I don't know when we'll get home), but I did just make a big batch of chocolate chip cookies so hopefully that will do!
Hopefully I'm just overreacting and we'll be home before the weekend is over. It certainly would be nice to be home for the 4th of July and Stephen's six month birthday! Can you believe he's going to be 6 months old!?!?!?