Looks like we'll be flying to Tennesee after all, courtesy of our co-workers at Florida Today. When one of our editors heard we were driving, he took it upon himself to raise money in the newsroom for us to buy plane tickets. We feel somewhat awkward about this, but the gesture was so kind and generous. We were speechless, really. Imagine that.
So we're leaving Wednesday night and coming back Thursday night. The best thing is that we won't have to be away from Julia for too long. The drive is about 11 hours. Now, if anyone has any drugs to help me get through the flights... send them my way.
Now that the election is over (although don't tell Julia that, she keeps saying "Yaaay, John MaCain!" That's how she says it -- John Ma-Cain and Barack Obamba. She can also identify them on TV. How smart is that? She's TWO.) we're trying to get everything in order for our trip. We want to make sure the doctor there has all of Mike's records, every test, every CT scan, every lab report. We want to make sure he has all the information since it's unlikely we'll be seeing him again. We're hoping he can take a look and come up with something. Anything.
P.S. Sarah Cannon is Minnie Pearl! She battled breast cancer in the 80s and went on to become an advocate for cancer research. The center uses her trademark hat as their symbol.