I felt a tap on my shoulder and "A" was as white as a ghost and said she felt faint. Before we knew it we were in an ambulance and being wheeled into the one of the best medical centers on the west coast. The next eight hours were a blur of overwhelming worry, phone calls, a lot of laughs and finally relief when appendicitis and a few other things were ruled out. Thankfully the pain diminished and sweet "A" was doing much better and we were sent home with follow up instructions for tomorrow. "A" wants to be a nurse and we were teasing her all day that this was a ploy to get an up close view of a fabulous teaching hospital and she did! That place is amazzzzing!!
By the time we got back to our home away from home around 10pm, "A's" mom had arrived after making the long drive down south. Her relief was huge to see her daughter and I was glad to have her here. Jenny was AMAZING! She never once complained as she, her brother and his BFF kept her occupied in the waiting room for eight very long hours. I'm so proud of the boys for jumping up to the task and taking over for me. I handed off my camera to Jake and can't find it right now and I know it's full of some great pictures of the campus...hopefully I'll get them up tomorrow.
As for our trip...the doctors said as long as we keep an eye on pain, "A" is free to continue on with the journey. Lots of prayer and fingers crossed we will be in San Diego tomorrow. Until then....