Monday, March 10, 2014

LOA

Seriously. I had a feeling things would move fast and I am so excited to say that we have word that our LOA is on the way for both boys. Thank you God! There was some talk last week from our agency that we might only get our LOA for Han and not for Ulysses...ugggg! Thankfully that didn't happen! So that was that like 2 1/2 weeks from our LID. I am loving the fast track...and I am freaking out at the same time. We still haven't figured out bedrooms, redone the bathroom downstairs, put up a new fence around the pool where a tree slammed a section down. We don't have 100% babysitting and kidwatching hammered out for the time we will be gone. We don't really know how long we can expect to be gone since we have to pick up boys in 2 different provinces...although they are relatively close to each other. Last night, I did buy a pair of pants for each of the boys...and that about sums up my amount of preparedness...I have one pair of pants for each of them. Haha. We finally talked to the international adoption clinic in Cincinati about Ulysses. OK, I know that like everyone and their dog is all....get your referral info evaluated by an IAC doc...but that is totally not the way I normally roll. I paid for an eval on Zeb....big waste of money. I didn't waste my money on the girls...seriously with most kids you are either in and then deal with stuff or you are out....that is my way of looking at things. We didn't pay for an eval for Han...I don't feel like there is anything they can tell me that would be helpful before he gets home. We don't need our hands held or to look at the kids on the growth curve...we are bringing our big boys home and then we are getting everyone healthy. Now for Ulysses, there are things with him that I am just not sure how to handle while we are in China and I wanted some guidance. How are we supposed to care for his suprapubic catheter, what should we bring for his bed sores if he still has them, what antibiotics should I bring for him...do I need to bring an iv kit with some iv antibiotics in case he is really sick, what have other families done at pick up for kids with mobility issues? Yes, I also wanted them to coordinate all of the appointments and imaging etc that we are going to have to do at the Cincinati Children's Hospital when we get back. We are totally all in for bringing these boys home and we have been since we saw them. Was it worth the $575...eh...maybe. Although, I probably should have saved the money, looked more stuff up and talked to more BTDT parents and put the money in our adoption fund....see now I am feeling guilty about spending the money. UG. We will see how I feel about it after I get my emailed list of supplies, bowel management suggestions and directions on caring for a suprapubic catheter....and after we travel..if we need anything from them. So....back to the excitement of getting our LOA...woohoo. Our I800's are on the way to CCAI and then on the way to the lock box this week. Wow...I love it when a plan comes together!

1 comment:

Shannon said...

Totally how I would roll, too. You go, you manage it and it all comes together. It will because it's supposed to. This was totally meant to be - it's apparent in the way things are moving. Han and Ulysses are going to do just fine, you guys are going to do just fine, the kids at home are going to do just fine. You are an amazing mommy and an talented doctor - you will rock this!! I am so happy for you all!

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