|Hanging out by the fountain in the lobby|
|Isaiah and Dr. Chan|
After that it started going a bit downhill. By this point he was already getting tired of being traipsed around and wanted to go back to the hotel, but we had to do blood draws/labs for the surgery. He's a notoriously hard stick and it didn't go well. They needed 2 lab techs, the attending nurse, child life, and Rachel to get it done. 3 sticks a ton of screaming, but in the end they got what they needed. Needless to say he wasn't happy and we still had X-rays and appointments with Dr Fearon, his cranio surgeon, and Dr. Peters, our Dallas ENT.
|Isaiah and Dr. Fearon|
We took a quick break for lunch and some time inside Monstro's mouth playing video games before seeing Dr. Peter's about his ear tubes that need to come out during this surgery. At this point he was just done and we went back to the hotel to decompress for a while before heading over to the Children's Craniofacial Association's offices for a visit with everyone over there. If you ever need a great cause to donate to go to www.ccakids.org and check them out. They've been such a great help to us and the retreats they have are awesome for all the families out there with kids like Isaiah.
|Hangin out inside Monstro's mouth|
Last but not least my sister Rebecca just arrived to help take care of Elena and be here for moral support around the surgery. Always great to have family around to help.
We'll be up and at the hospital by 6am tomorrow and his surgery starts at 7:30 and goes until about noon. We appreciate all the continued prayers and will be updating the blog as we go tomorrow.