We're here. The flight went very well. Ash did much better than I was expecting. She played a little and then slept the rest of the way. The flight crew was excellent as always. We have been so blessed by.this group of people. Everyone involved in each of our flights to and from Omaha have been fabulous. This is our third time flying with them and they do a great job. I am so thankful for them.
We didn't make it to the hospital until a little after 10:00 and then by the time we got Ash all fed and settled it was after 11:00. She has been jabbering and playing since we came off the plane. I think she may be winding down a little. Her conversations are getting a little quieter by the minute. Her IV fluids will begin at midnight and then she will be NPO until the tests are complete. We fed her an extra dinner late tonight to help her not feel quite so hungry in the morning. I hope it works.
I have such a peace tonight. I have been struggling for so long but things are just different tonight. Having Dave here with me is a definite source of strength. We are just better when we are together. I guess thats the way its supposed to be. He has the ability to make me smile and when I'm smiling life is good. As we walked through the halls tonight he would remind me of different things the kids had said or done in that particular spot and it just brought such joy to my heart. As the middle elevator opened up he said, "Thats the one Allie would have picked." He's right. She always chose the middle of the three so she would have a "50/50 shot". Of course it made me smile remembering her saying those words. We've laughed a lot. We've talked a lot. We've remembered a lot. I think all of that has helped with the anxiety of this situation. I'm glad he was able to come with us.
I really have no idea what the tests will tell us, but whatever it is we will face it with the knowledge that the Father gave this little girl to us to change us, to grow us, and to show us what faith is all about. She has definitely done all of those things and so much more. We love her more than my words could ever describe. She is a gift and we treasure each moment we are given with her.