Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Emotional Overload!

So as most of you know we were not in the last batch of referrals...


Yesterday I received a message from Cathy at Children’s Bridge that she was looking for a copy of our provincial approval. (I was planning on sending this to her once we had a new one completed to amended the level/degree for cleft palate.) She insisted that she needed this right away for our file because she could not send out any referrals without a copy of this. She also said, “we have received more referrals” … So I called her back right away to let her know that I hadn’t sent the copy of our first provincial approval because we were in the process of completing an amended to it which I was planning on sending to them once it was finished. Of course she was not at her desk, so after calling MANY times in the end had to leave a message for her to call me back.

Today around 11:30am my phone rang and the call display said Children’s Bridge…this is when my day took the wildest turn ever!!!!!!!!!!

I told her why she didn’t already have a copy of the letter and she said it should be all right and for me to just fax her a copy of the first one we had done. She then said again, “as I’m sure you know, we have received more referrals”. She also told me that because we live out of the province of Ontario, our provincial Children’s Services would have to be the ones to call with our referral news. At the end of the call she said, “because of provincial rules I can not say much but I think by the end of the day you will have some GREAT news”. Cathy finished the call by saying she would make some phone calls to our social worker and our local Children’s Services and call me back this afternoon.

Insert here: shaking hands, the in-ability to speak, and TEARS…LOTS of tears!!!!!!

So after my mini meltdown I dug out the approval letter and faxed it her and then called Larry. He was excited but still a little in disbelief that it is really going to happen.

Not knowing what the next phone call later in the day would bring I gave my camera to my co-worker/friend, Donna, so she could take pictures of me getting the call. Another co-worker/friend, Mary, brought her personal laptop in to my office and set it up so I could record the phone call with her webcam. Everything was ready…

So I kind of fumbled through the next couple hours and at approx. 2:30 Cathy called to let me know she was in touch with our social worker and NS Children’s Services and the wheels are in motion!!!!!! So tomorrow we will set up the cameras and webcams again to try to capture a special moment...guess we will just have to wait and see!!!

I feel like I am caught in an emotional storm!!!

This journey has been LONG but during the next few days a miracle WILL happen!!!!!! ♥


Lets have some fun while we wait…

Our age request was:
A girl under the age of 2 at referral

Our special needs we listed were:
Cleft Palate/Cleft Lip
Missing/Additional Digits
Minor Correctable Heart Defect (VSD)

Here are your questions. Please leave your guesses in the comments below.

1. How old will she be?
2. What will her special need be?
3. What province is she living in?

Who will be closest in their guesses?


Jill said...

I cannot even fathom a guess becuase I am SO FREAKIN' EXCITED for you guys!!!!
I cannot wait to hear the great news!!!!!

Fliss and Mike Adventures said...

Now I am sitting here goosebumps, shaking, excited... gonna have to keep your page open 24/7... oh this is so excellent.. I am truly loving it...

Sherri said...

Wow!!!! That is so exciting!!!!! Can't wait to hear your news!

Briana's Mom said...

Yay!!! I can't wait to hear some good news!!!

Gail said...

Nikki....wow!!! This is amazing, I'm so happy for you!

I'll make a guess:
girl, age 16 mos.
cleft lip and palate
Jiangxi province(I'm guessing that one because Grace is from there and it refers most of the children from China).

Can't wait to see your next post!!!!

Brandi said...

OMG Nikki! I'm so excited for you!!!

Here's my guess:
girl, 15 months
minor heart defect
Hunan (probably not, but that's where Kalia's from so that's what I'm guessing :)

Can't wait to read more!

kerri said...

I am so excited for you, have been checking in on you a lot today to hear so fantstic news!!!
I can't wait!! ;)

Fliss and Mike Adventures said...

Ok... I just came back to see what is going on... I guess you have either heard something and will tell all later or you are still waiting... lalalalala... waiting, waiting here...

Janet said...

OH DEAR!!!! I can't imagine what you're going through...I hope you get good news!!!

My guess.....
A girl, age 19 months, CP, from.....Guangzhou. I have no idea, I'm just guessing.....:-)

Debz said...

oh fun!
Ok here is my guess.

23 months
postoperative VSD
Harbin City, Heilongjiang

Hurry up and ring phone!

Liene said...


I saw your post on a certain message board so I'm assuming she's got either CP or CL or both.

Age: 14 months
Province: either Guangdong or Hunan

Can't wait to see/hear more info. I hope you post her photo on FB!!!