Thursday, February 15, 2007

Valentine's Vacation

Our surgery is next Tuesday so we planned to be in total lockdown. Usually Brian & I leave the house occasionally without Noah, but this week we were going to stay in - no reason to risk him getting sick before surgery, right? I thought my plan was really great until we woke up yesterday morning without any electricity (or heat!) thanks to the ice storm that just came through. Did I mention that we had no heat? As if freezing our butts off was not bad enough, no electricity means no nebulizers and no nebulizers means less than stellar lungs for Noah's surgery. So we packed up and drove about 15 miles south where they just got rain and had electricity (and heat!) and stayed in a hotel. It was actually really nice - a little Vaentine's Day mini-vacation. We watched lots of TV (we don't have cable at home, so it was a treat), went window shopping at the mall, and generally ignored Noah who was perfectly content to spend most of his time making faces at himself in the full length mirror in our hotel room. Our electricity was only off for about 4 hours, but we were having so much fun we decided to stay the night anyway. School was cancelled for the kids today and Brian had a 2 hour delay, so we were in no rush to get home. Noah shows no sign of sickness from all of the hotel germs, but with our luck anything he picked up will spend the weekend incubating and come on strong in time for his pre-op on Monday. Five days until surgery...

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