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The Road Not Taken

The Road Not Taken
by Robert Frost-

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

There’s a lot going on with Adam at this time. We are all overwhelmed by what a journey this has become.
He’s due for Brain Surgery in three days, (doctors just told us yesterday they had changed their minds.) Adam has Cortical Dysplasia (a malformation of his brain). This area seems to be the reason for all the seizure activity. At first they hoped that meds would help but he’s on so many that he is too sedated to breath without oxygen.
Obviously he can not go on this way so our only option is to give him this opportunity to get the 2cm area on the right front of his brain removed. It raises alot of questions that I would love to answer- not only for myself but for other families facing this monster head on, the truth is I don’t know all the answers. I don’t even know what else to ask at this point. It doesn’t seem we can afford to continue on this road. All I do know is that something has to change, we need to try this surgery and GOD WILLING THIS IS THE MIRACLE THAT ADAM DESERVES. It is however the road less traveled and like Robert Frost the poet stated, it should make all the difference.

As if the situation weren’t bad enough, they scheduled the surgery for Adam on Frankie’s birthday… The one day we wanted to give all our attention to Frankie- so we are just going to move Frankie’s party up to Wednesday.