The time has come. Our next visit to Boston is here. Julia’s second surgery is tomorrow.
Our little family of five packed up our mini van and spent three days driving to Boston. We are checked in and ready for Julia’s big day.
Today we had her preop appointment to go over the plan for tomorrow. We also met with Julia’s facial plastic surgeon one more time before the surgery. He is the one you’d want if you were in need of anything, and he’s a pretty great doctor if you ask me.
While we were at the hospital we decided to pop in on our favorite department for a quick hello as we’re not scheduled to see them until later next week. We were lucky that they were in between patients and could say hello to us.
We will post updates when we can. Thank you all for keeping Julia in your thoughts and prayers, especially tomorrow. ❤️
Also, thank you to everyone who was able to help us with this trip via our GoFundMe site. Your support means the world to us! xoxo, Tori
One year ago Sean and I were preparing to leave for Boston for the birth of our littlest princess, Julia. We packed what we could into two big suitcases and showered Kaitlyn and Claire with hugs and kisses before leaving them behind. This was one of the hardest things we’ve ever had to do. We were very lucky in that Kaitlyn and Claire were able to visit three different times while we were in Boston, but not having our family together was tough on all of us.
We are preparing to head back to Boston in April for another surgery for Julia. While this time will only be one month verses the two and a half months we were gone last year, we cannot bear to have our little family separated again.
At the beginning of the year Sean and I decided to pull Kaitlyn and Claire from their school and begin homeschooling them so that they could join us in Boston this time. Knowing we will all be together – and Julia will have her two big sisters with her (she absolutely adores them) – makes leaving home and our support system so much easier.
With quite a few things different this time around we have decided to set up a GoFundMe page. Over the last year we have had many family and friends ask how they could help us. If you are able, we are asking for help financially for our next visit. I cannot thank you all enough for following our little story, and for keeping us in your thoughts and prayers! xoxo, Tori
This has been one of the longest days ever! Dr. Borer, the best pediatric urologist there is, came to see us a little after 9pm to let us know everything went really well. A couple of hours after that we were finally able to see our baby girl. Now comes the long road of recovery. Please keep Julia in your prayers while we take one day at a time. Thank you! xoxo, Tori