We are again playing the waiting game. The next appt with another neurologist isn't until March 20. After that appt, we'll make the final decision as to where Elliott will have the tumor removed. Hopefully, we'll schedule it during the first or second week of April.
We are already so changed by this...I hope the changes will only be for the better. Little annoying things no longer matter...for example, my tumble down the stairs and badly sprained ankle made us laugh a lot whereas 2 weeks ago, it probably would have been a big deal and a stressor. Today we came really close to running out of gas, but we weren't at all bothered. We just pictured ourselves out pushing the car in the pouring rain while 5 year old O steered us into a ditch and thought it was really funny.
The girls and I are making videos for Elliott to have to watch while he is in the hospital, and O chose to sing "Oh, What a Beautiful Morning" and E sang "Rain, Rain, Go Away." We're also planning to buy him a fun gift. O and I both (independently) came up with the idea to buy a remote control boat to use on the lake. O is really excited about all of these plans, and we've also worked on getting her excited about seeing Daddy bald!
Elliott has long hair and always has, so it's going to be strange to see him with little to no hair. We're going to get it cut a couple of weeks before the surgery, so that the girls have time to get used to it before the surgery. Also, I told him yesterday that I want to do one last photo shoot of him with hair and the girls :)
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