Mom & Patrice and company report to the hospital very early tomorrow morning. Patrice will go in first, and her surgery should take about an hour. Mom follows, and will be 3-6 hours in surgery. Thanks to all who are praying and/or fasting on their behalf. It means so much.
Jerilyn has named the kidney Bruce, in reference to a song our parents taught us many, many years ago about working in the sewer. (What? You're so surprised?) They learned it from a tour guide when they visited the Holy Lands. (Ok, that might be a little bit of a surprise.)
I works in the sewer with a guy named Bruce
And we are in charge of all of the juice
He lets me go first, while he holds the lid
I'm telling you, what a sweet kid(ney)
(Get it? He's in charge of the juice? Works in sanitation? Jerilyn is funny!)
Aunt Patrice informs us that the other kidney is Benny, and that there's a joke in there somewhere about Bruce getting ready to go on a mission. Just so we're clear here, we think our Aunt Patrice and Uncle Luis (wait. I just figured out why she goes by "Patty" now) are amazing, and we love them dearly.