Diane spent yesterday packing. We're trying to also get all the support structure for Justin and Daniela in order. I'd be lying if I told you that this all isn't a little unsettling. Although I know the procedures that Cody is going to have are all the same ones that he has had before, this trip stands for much more. It stands for a new chapter or a turn of the page. Until this trip all of Cody's treatments have occurred at Georgetown. Sloan Kettering is known for handling the hard cases, the 2nd, 3rd and more relapse cases. They take on the ones no other facility can handle. I'm glad we are going there don't get me wrong. But I'm sad that Cody has got to this point. So, tonight we get things ready. We get our minds right for an early morning departure.
When we get back from NY next week we know that Cody's surgery is the following week. He will have a much larger scare than his first surgery. The doctor described it as the Mercedes Benz logo. Our poor little boy. He just doesn't know what is going on. He really doesn't ask many questions either. He just lives for today. It is so hard to stay focused on the positive, especially as I learn more and more about this evil disease. I have to just keep saying "one foot in front of the other."
We are looking forward to seeing NY. I will post when I get chances to do so.