We're here. Julia was just admitted and we are in the surgical waiting room waiting to be called back. We got to Detroit around 5pm last night, checked in to the International House and went to dinner. We all got to bed around 8:30 (even Julia!) which was nice because Michael and I both tossed and turned with worry. The fact that the pillows felt like they were stuffed with straw didn't help much. I'm hoping whatever sleep we did get is enough to power us through the day because I know this first day will be draining.
Julia is in great spirits, even though she is concerned by the fact that Daniel is not with us. I can't begin to tell you the emotions we are feeling, although I know the parents that have been through this before know exactly. I got the kindest email from Elaine overnight giving us a recap of their experience on this first day...it is so calming to hear from others who not only have been through the same thing but also in the same hospital with the same doctors! So thanks again Elaine.
I will update later this morning and keep everyone posted throughout surgery.