while I breathe I hope...take twoby Kyle & Vanessa on 12/01/12
The past week was a much better week for Kyle. As I mentioned in my last post, his pain has been exceedingly worse over the last several weeks, however it seems like his new pain medication is starting to work and he's had some major relief over the last few days.
We finalized our plans with the IAT clinic in the Bahamas last week and so we started our trip down to Florida yesterday afternoon. We stayed overnight in Niagara Falls where Kyle's dad Kevin lives, since we hit a snowstorm on our way to get him from Toronto yesterday, which made our trip an enjoyable 5 hour journey...a drive that usually only takes an hour and a half.
Anyway, we made great time today and Kyle was well enough to sleep in the back-seat all day so we drove a total of 16 hours and arrived in South Carolina this evening (we even almost ran out of gas at about 6am this morning in the middle of NOWHERE..we waited around to help the Shell clerk open up shop at 6:30 and got a fill up (thanks again for that Kevin). As he says, its all part of the adventure! We plan to get up early again tomorrow and drive about 9 hours to Ft. Myers, Florida where we'll stay until we take the ferry over to Freeport from Ft. Lauderdale on Tuesday morning.
So here we are in South Carolina, only 8 months from our last trip down south...which seems like more than a century ago. Again, we're adopting the SC state motto ...while I breathe, I hope...take two! Tonight Kyle feels well, so we're going out to celebrate Kevin's birthday with him.
We have a great feeling about the days and weeks to come and we'll be sure to update you all as soon as we're settled in Freeport on Tuesday. Thank you all for supporting Kyle in his decisions and the path he's chosen...he feels an unbelievable amount of support and love around him right now...such an important part of the healing process!
Hugs & Kisses,
Kyle, Vanessa & Kevin