Friday, April 4, 2008

Well, You Know

This past week has been a bit of a surprise to me. You would think, living in a small town with my folks that the blog fodder would abound. Overflow. Ooze. Be overwhelming in its scope. Yeah, not so much.

It's been quiet and fun. I haven't been in charge of making supper in a week. I've helped, but if it all goes South it isn't my problem. Yee haw. This is something I could get used to. Unfortunately this party ends in 3 weeks.

This really does make me sad.

On the bright side, next week should bring plenty of stories, Spud goes for a VERY minor day surgery. Not a big deal at all. However, I will be spending the day immersed in the good, the bad and the ugly of socialized medicine. I am certain I will get a story from that. If not, I will bore the pants off you entertain you with stories of my uber-cute child and how he deals with anesthetic. I'm betting he takes after his mother and acts like a sorority girl at spring break. Just without the shirt lifting.

I'm not kidding, H.G. + general anesthetic = spinny blond chick on uppers (lots of 'em.) I scare the pants off of Way Cooler whenever I have to go under, he will scrounge around for any other option. "Can't you just give her a pill or something?" Can't say I blame him in the least.

So, we shall see. On that note, does anyone have any ideas for prepping a three year old kid for a day surgery? We've taken out a book from the library and will read that, but you all are brilliant and may have some creative ways to make the whole thing as painless as possible.

I am now off to research fun things to do in my parent's town. Something tells me we've done them all already, but you never know. Maybe there's a mall hidden around here somewhere. We were going to go to the park, but big surprise, it's supposed to snow tomorrow.

Didn't someone say something about Spring?


Janet said...

It snowed here today. What is UP with that? Let's see...things you could do in a small could paint the water tower like I did when I was a teen.....he he he....

Hope little man's surgery goes okay. I'll pray for him tonight.

MomOfTheCrazies said...

Hmm...what to do in that town. You could go to the library, go to the pool, go to the cute little bakery and have cookies and tea. You could always drive one town over and visit all the stores. They have a Dollarama and a Timmies!!

KnittinChick said...

Small town wonders: drive out to the cute little farm that has sheep that are lambing right now, go for a walk stopping to talk to all the neighbors, fly a kite (after the snow melts), read the book Bargainista kept on referring to about "Surviving your kids without going crazy."

I'm sure that she doesn't need it anymore and could mail it out to you.

Anonymous said...

Hi Happy Geek... it's your slightly older cousin from BC.
As far as the day surgery thing goes, most OR's will let you take their favorite stuffy in with them.

Our hospital also has tours for little kids having day surgery, so they know where they are going and what to expect.

If not, bring a favorite blankie and stuffy,and trust that the nurses will take really good care of your little man.

I have seen lots of kids go under and 99% of the nurses are moms or dads who have a soft spot for a little one going through this the first time. The tears are normal ... his and yours...

Praying it all goes well, Love R

Teri said...

OHHHHHHHHH! You phoned me!!! Yippeee! Well, I'll phone you a more godly hour than this though.
Is your little champ having his surgery in the DTHR RD hospital? They are awesome there....if so, you have nothing to worry about. Just be straight up with him of course. Looking so forward to visitng with you!!!!!!!!

Sarah said...

I don't know what's more inefficient, socialized medicine, or airlines? I've been flying (or not) all weekend. I hope your son does OK. Our daugher had her tonsils out, and she did OK, although she wasn't prepared for the pain when she woke up.