Tuesday, July 20, 2010

If I don't sleep...

If I don't sleep, does that mean that tomorrow won't come? I feel like it's the movie "Groundhog Day". Tomorrow has replayed in my mind hypothetically for a while. I'd think about what Jeff will be like, how we'll occupy ourselves during surgery, will the time of surgery seem like an eternity? Tomorrow it happens for real!
No more cramming in the fun before "it"!
 CoCo Key water park: done, 

Having Friends over for one last get-together: done,

Ocean City: done,

Inner Harbor: done,(got rained on, but done)
(Picture to follow soon, not uploaded yet! I know I'm a slacker. haha)

So after blogging, I've decided to accept the fact that tomorrow is coming whether we are ready or not. 6:30 a.m. is when we are supposed to arrive at the hospital with a groggy 3 1/2 year old. Luckily, we only have to walk across the streeet. His surgery is at 8:30. It is supposed to last about 3 hours with a recovery time of 1 hour. We figure we'll see him around 12:30ish. While he is in surgery Jamie and I will be in a class learning how to care for his external fixator and what signs to look for as far as infection. Gotta love when you hear the words "oozing", "pus", and "crust". 
Anywho, since the room is super dark only to be lit by the glow of my screen and both Jamie and Jeff have passed out from sheer exhaustion and lack of sleep I too am going to sleep!
Please send lots of good thoughts our way. We need the strength for us and for Jeffrey.
Good night and thanks for listening (reading)!


  1. Here I am, up at 7 am with the one little Schwantes boy making a mess with Rice Krispies, but only thinking of the other Schwantes boy, trying to fit my Rosary in for him before surgery. Love and prayers to you guys!!

  2. aww! I don't really know you but I'm good friends with your sister Kim. and as I read this I find myself tearing up but he seems like a strong amazing kid and I KNOW you have a great family and plenty of support behind you! my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this tough time!!!!!

  3. Many thoughts and prayers are with you today. Monica and I were at in-service and many times checked for updates as to how you all are doing. We are all hoping for a wonderful recovery. Best wishes!

  4. Thinking, thinking, thinking about ALL of the Schwanti. Praying too...and sending tons of love and good thoughts.

  5. The Wiggenhorn FamilyJuly 22, 2010 at 9:43 AM

    Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. We pray for a wonderful recovery for Jeffrey. We also pray that you all have whatever you need (strength, support) going forward. If there is anything we can do-please don't hesitate to ask.

    You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  6. wow....I am crying reading your blog, your emotions were palpable. We are thinking about you guys non stop, sooo happy to hear the surgery went well!!! Sending our well wishes!! Love, The Ives family!!

  7. Jill, Jamie & family,
    Wow...reading the blog brought so many tears to my eyes, Jeffrey's an amazing little guy ! So glad to hear his surgery went well and he is recovering ! Keeping all of you in our thoughts & prayers !
    Love, The Hoelbinger Family