"experience is what you get when you didn't get what you wanted." -randy pausch

Friday, February 1, 2013

i need a punch card for the pediatrician.

2am-woke chase up and fed him a bottle of formula, went back to sleep
6:17am-woke chase up and nursed him, went back to sleep
8:30am-by the grace of god all children slept in, left chase cooing in his crib, got out of bed, showered, dressed kids, sean feeds kids, brush teeth, sean gives chase a blessing {brennan was mad we took the phone away for it}
10am-dropped kids off at alicia's while grandma made her way to our house fifteen min later, chase and i leave for the surgical center downtown
10:20am-Siri gets confused at the Spaghetti Bowl {concrete interchanges that intertwine like spaghetti with the most horrible signage you can imagine}, get off at the wrong exit, get back onto the freeway, miss the parking garage for the surgical center 3 times before i get it right--good thing i had the mini-van all gassed up. phew!
10:35am-walk into surgical center with chase asleep in his carseat and sign 50 waivers and confidentiality papers {can't believe he fell asleep on an empty stomach after just waking up for the morning. bless that child.}
10:45am-enter patient room, dress chase in his looney tunes surgical gown with his diaper bum hanging out of the back, so cute
11am-Pam the pre-op nurse goes over surgery info and declares chase is the cutest baby she's ever seen. i told her she probably says that to all of her patients. she assured me she does not. she said she could gush him all day long, and could she please squeeze his thighs? i of course encouraged her, and chase smiled his dimples and batted his blonde eyelashes at her. the entire surgical center was talking about the chubby red headed baby man. he was without a doubt the man of the morning. so proud:)
11:30am-anesthesiologist comes in, explains that "95% of babies wake up pissed off, but they're not in any pain, they're just confused" and then emphasizes that he will most likely be "really pissed off." i liked that anesthesiologist right then. 
11:35am-dr Dahl, the ENT greets us and invites me into the operating room to hold chase's hand while the gas man does his work. i stayed until his little baby man eyes rolled back into his head and he went off into dreamland. then i gave him a big long kiss, covered him with a warm blanket the OR nurses gave me, and when they asked me if i had a bottle for him i said, "nope, just brought my boobs" and everyone laughed. but not in a weird way, just in a this lady is funny way. but i wasn't really trying to be funny. it just came out that way, but i was glad they laughed. and then i went back to the pre-op room and texted pictures of chase in his gown to everyone in the family.
12:00pm-chase wakes up "pissed off" and cries for a little bit while they carry him into recovery.
12:03pm-i get to hold chase, rock him, nurse him, while they monitor all of his numbers.
12:15pm-chase eats two packs of applesauce, the nurses can't believe how fast and how much he eats, i'm so proud of my pork loin the 2nd.
12:30pm-Pam walks us out to our car, gives me a hug and asks to squish chase's cheeks one more time, of course i said yes, beaming parent:)
12:35pm-go out the wrong way of the parking garage, have to 3 point turn myself back the right way, that parking garage and i just didn't get along all day
1pm-chase sleeps the entire way home so i run by the bank
1:30pm-get home, feed chase a 7 course meal, he is hungry
2pm-sit down for what feels like the first time all day, chase plays with toys, babbles, and is back to his old self again
2:04pm-look at max, see she has PINK EYE. in BOTH eyes. look at my mom, laugh, text briar to see if she can bring brennan home from preschool, call pediatrician's office for the 50th day in a row
2:50pm-leave with max for the doc, she is crying and mad, doesn't want to go "I NOT SICK!!! I TIRED!"
3:15pm-pink eye, pink eye, pink eye, check, check
4pm-harmon's drive thru pharmacy...drops, drops, drops
5pm-home, home, home
mom bought us pizza and formula at costco.
sean gets home late from work.
max hates her drops.
says they sting.
chase doesn't mind his drops.
brennan asks to go to bed early.
yipee.
thank goodness it's friday.
i'm gonna need a punch card for the pediatrician from now on.
really, you should get one visit free after 10 visits.
especially if it's 10 visits in the same month.
kind of like the shave ice shack.
i told the doc that, he laughed.
but i didn't see any comment boxes to drop my idea in...
this week's wrap up review:
monday-me strep
tuesday-ent doc with chase
wednesday-feeling better from strep
friday-tubes surgery chase, double pink eye max
good grief.
in the words of doc holliday 
{tombstone--greatest western movie EVA!!!}, 
"this is funny."
but without the whole dying without wearing your cowboy boots parts.
just the funny part.

2 comments:

Sue said...

Glad the surgery went well!

😊

Amy said...

I hate seeing them come out of the anesthesia. So not fun. And you all need to get better. This being sick all the time, I am sure, is getting really old for you. Poor Max with those eyes! I hope you are all healthy again.