Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Moving on Up

We spoke with the cardiologist today, and they are planning to transfer Thomas to Egleston tomorrow morning! Once there they will continue to evaluate him, and he will probably have surgery early next week.
We don't know exactly when the transfer will take place because we are at the mercy of the Transport Team.  Adults are transferred in regular ambulances.....Thomas will be transferred in the enormous NICU-on-wheels type ambulance that they use for babies :)
I am excited because I will be discharged tomorrow too! We have already told our nurse the plan so that the OB can get us out of here first thing in the morning. We will be moving into the Ronald McDonald house at Egleston and will stay there while Thomas is in the hospital.  Several people have asked for our address here in Atlanta, so I will be able to let you know after tomorrow!

Thanks for your continued prayers and support.  Please continue to pray for Thomas, his doctors and nurses,  and for us as we head into this next step of the journey.   We are excited to be moving forward but very nervous as well.

Deut 31:8
"The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged."

Melissa & TJ (& Thomas!)


  1. Yea!!! As u well know, better to transport sooner than later :) Easy TRANSFER before "have to" transfer! And I know you are relieved to be leaving the hospital with him. I had to threaten to leave AMA when my baby was transferred 21 hours after c-section, then they finally "let me go after 23 hours". People that haven't had to go through that don't always understand which I found very frustrating. But Love it that your sweet family is getting to go together~~~~~Steph

  2. I know that you are excited and anxious about the road ahead. Know that many are in prayer for Thomas, TJ, and you, Melissa as well as extended family. The Lord is in control amidst the chaos and storm. Keep hold of His hand and eyes on Him. Remain in His presence (abide in Him).

    Diane (Goudelock)Henley and Drew are in Atlanta and Diane is working Peds Heme Onc bone morrow transplant unit at Egleston. She can give you my hugs while I am not there. Let us know when it is best to visit and give hugs. I know right now, your focus needs to be on First Things First. We love you....... Gary and Amy Goudelock