Monday, April 21, 2008

April 21st, 2008

Tomorrow is the big day. We will board our Jet at noon and will arrive in Pontiac, MI at 3:30pm EST. The flight is only 2 1/2 hrs, so it's not too bad. The ambulance drive is about 30 minutes from Pontiac to the hospital in Royal Oak, MI. I'm taking a friend this time to help in case we are sent back to the hotel. This also works as a nice insurance policy. It never fails...if you go prepared for the worst case, the best case will happen. We're hoping to come back surgery free Wednesday or Thursday. Please pray that their eyes have stabilized and no surgery is necessary at this time. I know Carver will require add'l surgery at some point, but hoping we have a nice wait.

I wanted to show everyone the cute Hawaii shirts that my micro-preemie mom friend, Yani (Sam's mommy) sent Kinnick and Carver from Hawaii for their 1st birthday. Thank you Yani!
Carver didn't want to have his picture taken. Each time, he either turned away or closed his eyes. Kinnick loves the pics, so no problem getting her picture.
We had another busy week. My 18 year old daughter, Kirsten finally got her senior pictures taken. Every time we schedule, we have to cancel due to weather. Sunday was a little windy, but we managed to get some good ones.
We also made it through a senior prom.
Lastly, I met with my boss this past week and our HR department at Koch. Koch and the employees of Koch Supply and Trading have all been so good to my family. They have all gone above and beyond any expectation of a Job or co-worker. I can't even begin to tell you everything they have done for us. We've been meeting about every 6 months to discuss when I might be able to return to work. We'll, it's been over a year since the twins were born and I haven't been able to return due to all of the twins needs. Koch has been very patient, however I am still unable to say when I can return. The twins still have so many needs that require my time. It's a full time + job just keeping up with their needs day to day. So, I've decided to leave Koch after nearly 20 years. I'm leaving on good terms and am very sad. I just don't feel comfortable going back knowing how often I would need to take time off to take care of the twins needs. I like to think that I am a responsible and reliable employee. I wouldn't feel responsible or reliable going back right now. Once the babies are more stable (off equipment) and the appointments and surgeries are minimal, I will apply for another position at Koch. Thank you Koch and all of the employees of Koch Supply and Trading for all of your support over the past year! I love you all and wish you all the best! Please visit our blog and drop me a line anytime.


Anonymous said...

We'll be praying! I love those adorable shirts too! I'm so glad you get to take a friend with you this time. Keep us posted and we'll pray for good results!

24weeker's Mama said...

Aloha, I am glad the outfits fit them & i pray for no surgery in MI.
Sam is going to have a surgery to open his tear duct sometimes in May or June. Doctor said if after 12 months still get teary eye, she has to do the surgery.

Your daughter looks so pretty in that gown.

Hope to hear from you soon.


Jodi said...

I hope everything is going well and that you are back home shortly!