Well, a normally 12 - 14 hour trip to KS turned into a 16-hour trip. We "thought" we had planned for everything, but when you are turning your vehicle into a moving PICU unit, it's tough to anticipate all that can go wrong. Mainly none of our converters would allow us to use the heated humidifier Braden needs to be on, so after we turned north enough into cooler weather, we had to stop every 2 hours to put HOT water in his chamber. Then the chamber cracked and wouldn't hold all the water. Of all the hundreds of extra pieces of med equipment we brought extras of, of course, the water chamber was practically the ONLY extra we did not bring. Thanks to our friend Stacey at Pulmonary Care Specialists Inc in LA, she called around 6 different places in Wichita for Nana Debby to run and get the chamber for Braden to have upon arrival. Great teamwork!
So after a very LONG trip, we've settled in at Nana and Grandpa Wilson's. Church at our home church in Wichita this morning was great - we got to see the children's program and catch up with old friends. We've gotten to spend time with new cousin Tristen and new cousin Kohen - Braden doesn't seem bothered at all by the littler babies around.
We wish you all a very Merry Christmas as we wait for the rest of the Wilson clan to make their way from Denver, and then we will be off to Ashland to see mommy's side of the family the day after Christmas for a week in the Dodge City area. Love each other, appreciate one another, and share your joys together for a bright and beautiful 2009!!