The other day I read sarah_prineas excellent post about "living the dream" and well I realized I hadn't actually read any of her books. I don't know Sarah from a stone, but apparently some of my friends do, which is how I friended her on LJ. At least on LJ, Sarah seems like a very nice person, so I was half afraid to read lest I be disappointed. I was very wrong.
The Magic Thief is captivating. I read it in between packing for the wedding, just had to finish it before we left. I just love Conn. His plucky nature reminded me of the characters in books I loved as a girl. Yet Conn's a thoroughly modern boy who refuses to be anyone's servant.
The world's so captivating that Special K has been collecting locus magicalicus and getting Little T to join in. She hides under the bed sheets with Little T to pretend she's in Twilight.
Little T's fistula was closed with only a little bleeding.
The hospital has a new outpatient surgery area with many nice new features. In particular they have a doll, a mask and other OR equipment to put on the doll. And a 'Child Life' person to help talk to him about it. I think it made the whole experience so much easier for him. The anesthesiologist said that he "was very brave. He let the mask be put on and tried to tell them how he smelled then fell asleep."
In fact he had his smoothest experience yet in the OR. So smooth that they sent him home after a couple hours.
Little T asked for spaghetti for dinner and ate it.
We're so relieved and proud of our little boy. And thankful to the nurses and doctors.
Thanks to bibliogrrl
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Perhaps it's a sign.
Long and short is that Little T's surgery will be on Tuesday. It could be complicated by his complicated medical history. He'll almost certainly have to stay overnight.
We have to take him off baby aspirin for a few days. I'm very nervous about it, because in the past just a day off aspirin and his arm has swelled and the sanguine pink mottles on his arm have changed to angry red. Little T calls it "the red monster" and says it hurts.
I'd really appreciate good vibes and well wishes.
So we took him to the vet. The vet tested his blood and urine and gave him an exam. $300 later the vet found nothing.
The next step would be searching for cancer.Later we remember that Mori had lost weight before when we switched his cat food. Doh!
So I'm praying that Mori is just super picky in his old age and would rather get super thin than eat Evo. Supposedly a better cat food, but not according to Mori. We bought his old cat food again, Innova.
Last night Mori was eating bit more quickly. Psephe walked close to him and Mori squared his shoulders and Psephe didn't even try to eat his food. Go grumpy old man!
Then a fellow CC grad posted how he took CERT training and he was going to do communications work. It was a light bulb moment for me to realize that a person who can keep calm and think things through in an emergency is a valuable asset. I did life guard training when I was a teen and unfortunately I've been through my share of medical emergencies with my son. I can be nervous anticipating things, but in true emergencies I am just very calm. I think the training has helped, but it's just how I'm wired. I just get into this zone where I just think about what needs to be done now.
Next week we're hearing a lecture from my friend Kam about medical triage.
We've never had a leaf blower back here before. We have paths now. They're narrow but not covered with redwood cones and needles.
A few kids petted Tovi while they read. Tovi remained focused and had excellent eye contact. She's started to look to me when there's distractions. I brought kibble and rewarded her a lot.
Tovi also ran back to me this morning twice despite the lure of chasing a cat. Her recall is generally excellent.