Well I just got off the phone with the Doctor’s office. Shay’s echocardiogram came back normal, however the 24-hour monitor had not yet been “read”. So we are still left with some suspence. They said to try calling back tomorrow or Monday.
No Update….Well, when we called the Doctor’s office yesterday, the nurse said that the doctor was mistaken and the tests were going to take a week not 3 days. We are to call back late next week. Ughhh.
Today, we took it easy. We played and had fun as a family. Today was a glorious day. Plenty of sunshine and a light breeze. I thought we should fly kites, though when we arrived at my brothers the kids wanted to ride his Kubota instead. They had a blast. After playing they were thirsty. So we drank from the well on my brother’s property. (Great water.) Here is one of the pictures of Jaden getting his drink.
Wow, my cell phone has 3-4 bars now when before it had none! Verizon has put up a cell tower in Berne and must have turned it on yesterday. I would suspect that the coverage will be up and down as they get it tuned in just right, but hey this is phenomally better than it was during my earlier post. Even though I have a Sprint phone, it roams on the Verizon network. I really didn’t care who put up the tower as either would bring coverage to my phone.
Shay’s heart has slowed down. We saw a specialist today who told us that all of her blood tests came back normal. Always nice to hear that our child is not mal-nourished. Well he still would like to see the results of the 24-hour monitor and the echocardiogram but we won’t have those for a couple of days.
Praise the Lord our Visa has been granted! The package was delivered 2 hours after the normal mail came. We now have just under 13 weeks to get to Australia before the Visa needs to be filed again. Well we’ll see how God works this out. We will need to have our funding wrapped up in less then 8 weeks to secure the tickets and get the few items shipped. Plus we need to pack up our house in Florida and get it ready to rent, more on that later. Right now we are celebrating.
Our passport package did not arrive today. It should have been sent overnight on Monday. Well it may have not actually gone into the system until Tuesday, which means we may not get it until Tomorrow as the USPS says “usually 1 day” and small towns may be out of the “usually” category . I guess it could still be here in Berne today, but the mail has already come. Hmmm… If I don’t see it tomorrow I will need to contact the Australian Embassy. Update: It came.
Shay is her normal bouncy self today. She said, “I must be better since I can do a cartwheel and it doesn’t hurt.” We had the echocardiogram today. My guess is that it won’t show anything. Perhaps it will. Anyway she is much better, no pain and her heartrate is 90-100, which can be considered normal for her age. My prayer is that we would actually know what happened. We took the 24-hour monitor off today just before the echocardiogram. My guess is also that it may not help much. We’ll see tomorrow at 3 or 4.
Nothing in the mail today. USPS Express Mail can be considered 1 or 2 day especially when it comes to getting it to a small town. So I guess we will find out tomorrow. Perhaps we will know lots tomorrow between Shay and the Visa. All in His timing.
I received an email today that our passports were being sent back to us from the Australian Embassy. It offered no detail as to whether our Visa’s were approved or not. They just were verifying our address to send since we are traveling away from home right now. So tomorrow we will find out if our Visas have been approved or not, or if they are returning our passports while they are taking more time on deciding on our Visas. Oh the anticipation. More tomorrow.