Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Gaze Into the Crystal Ball
We also think that getting them to 18 is the job, at least I did. The truth is, we are parents and they are our children FOREVER. Until our last breath, then our job is done.
Yesterday, son Mike had a tonsillectomy, yep at age 29. The decision on the recommendation of his EN&T
was his own. I know that people have surgeries every day in America, but this was my baby. Mom and Dad accompanied him to the Hospital. My nerves were on edge, but Mike, so like his Dad, kept me laughing. He sent text messages while we waited, to his girlfriend Amanda, his brother and sister. We laughed so hard that the nurse opened the curtain to "join the party."
Finally, the surgeon comes out to tell you all is well. Thank God, and all the Saints and Angels we called upon to watch over our son. Two weeks of recovery, weeks that will fly since next month Mike will be moving. (...wonder why I am so emotional?) I'm gonna spoil him rotten.
Recovery time is much longer for an adult...and more than a little daunting. One of the warnings of the surgeon was this..."A little bleeding is normal, crime scene type bleeding is an emergency..." So on that happy note, off to check on my patient!
One more thing...If I had been able to look into that crystal ball and see what Mike, and Jon and Kris would be like as adults, maybe I wouldn't have worried quite as much. They are my greatest treasure, my most important job and in spite of all my mistakes, turned out near perfect, or at least, perfect to me. Having a patient, calm and loving Dad helped when Mom was freaked out, and that was a lot of the time. ;-) So as usual, I am very grateful!
Enjoy this beautiful day my friends, and thanks for stopping by.