Friday, May 29, 2009

Why does Point Break keep popping into my head?

There is a fine 1991 movie called Point Break.  In this movie a young FBI agent goes skydiving with a bunch of bank robbing surfers.

Just as they are about to jump, one unnamed surfer looks at said FBI agent and says, "You're about to jump out a perfectly good airplane Jonny, how do you feel about that?"

I woke up this morning with that thought in my head.  We are on a perfectly good airplane right now.  Ellie is happy, growing and wonderful. We have a great nurse and things are going well.

So why jump?  

Well, I guess it is all about perspective and where we want to be.  Ellie with an ostomy is wonderful, but she is also a kid with a central line which is a huge risk and a kid who needs lots of IV fluids each week to keep her happy.  Jumping likely gets us a girl who can potentially hydrate herself and one step closer to removing the central line reducing that risk.

Besides, if you know our surgeon, you'd jump too.

So off we go to Children's in 5 minutes.



Sharron said...

Our thoughts are with you! Go Ellie!

Anonymous said...

We love you. You should have ads on the blog, even if just for today and tomorrow, because I suspect your hit count will skyrocket. We love you. Did I already say that? When she's feeling better, let's take her to Disney!
Love, Aunt Beth

Tamara said...

i am thinking of you Brogan Family!

absepa said...

I've been keeping up with Ellie's story for over a year now, but I've never commented. I will keep you guys in my prayers throughout the surgery today!