Wednesday, February 9, 2005

Surgery day

It's 6:27am and we are at the hospital, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre, waiting for surgery. We walked from the Ronald McDonald House in New York at 6am, the weather is mild and there is no breeze. Dylan is scheduled for 9:00am (1:00am Australian time). Between now and 9:00am, Dylan will have a full examination, be attached to an I.V fluid and I will meet with the anesthetists. Dylan is asleep in his wheelchair at the moment. I can’t believe this day has come, and I am so happy that he is having surgery with Dr LaQuaglia, it’s like a dream come true. I didn’t get any sleep last night as emotions are very high. This surgery is very serious and life threatening…but so is Neuroblastoma, without this surgery Dylan would die. From here, what will be, will be. Our family has done as much as is humanely possible to this point and the rest is now up to a fate. Our journey has been a long one already, we have met amazing people along the way and it has led us half way around the world. We still have a long way to go after surgery, but we have to take each day at a time, and today is a huge milestone for us. Tim is anxiously waiting for news in Australia, and I will call him the minute Dylan goes into theatre. There are many friends, family and people that we have never met, all pulling together to help Dylan through this time in his little life, now their faith and love will guide Dylan through. In my heart I know he will get through this, he is such a strong boy with a passionate will to live.

Thank you to everyone that has made this possible, you are the reason that we have achieved this day.