The call from the University of Utah Hospital finally came this morning and things are set for Wednesday. Jodi will find out the exact time for everything later today, but at least they know that she is for sure on the surgery schedule.
She is starting to get nervous now. She has been feeling sick to her stomach all morning as reality has set in that she is really having brain surgery in 2 days. She is also thinking about all the "little" things, like whether or not she will have any hair left, if her kids will all be OK, and whether or not someone at home will remember to register the kids for soccer on Saturday. :)
Jodi and Tolan will be going down to Salt Lake today to meet with Dr. Couldwell one last time, plus she may have to do a lot of pre-operation things, like meet with the anesthesiologist, get registered, etc. She is hoping to accomplish this all in one trip, rather than going back tomorrow as the U requested.
So, please keep her, the family, and the doctors and medical team in your prayers as we prepare for D Day...
On a happy note, Jodi had a wonderful Mother's Day. She felt good for most of the day and enjoyed celebrating with her family. They had a fun picnic dinner at Tolan's parents house and enjoyed a nice visit together. The family also celebrated Trenden's 10th birthday on Saturday, though the poor kid ended up getting sick for much of the weekend. This is always a special time because Trenden was born on Mother's Day. He likes to tell people, "I made my mom a mother on Mother's Day!" and indeed he did. So, they enjoy celebrating the occasions together!
Jodi wants to again thank everyone for the thoughts, prayers and fasting. Thanks to her Young Women at church who are going to fast this week! Also, thanks to family and friends: Tolan (for EVERYTHING), Tami, Kristi, Dad (for all the WONDERFUL Mother's Day goodies), Tolan's parents, MOM for being there through it all, Cathy for the Mother's Day bracelet, Clementine and Randy in France, Grandma and Grandpa Ketchum, Leslie, Terra, Meijken, Weny Taylor, Jeanette, Brenda, Jim Hopkinson, Debbie and Brandon Rhoads (We love you!!), Carol Liptrot and family, Noellee, Heidi, Heather, Annette, Cami, Brittany, all the neighbors, RS ladies, and friends. Thanks to all!!
Hope all the mothers out there had a WONDERFUL Mother's Day!! Here are some pics of Jodi on Mother's Day.