Link’s Surgery

Link’s surgery went far better than expected. The hospital staff kept handing him cool things to play with so that he was happy and busy throughout the check in process. The fact that his bed had wheels and the wheeled the whole thing down the hall was so entertaining he hardly even said goodbye as they wheeled him away. That was a good thing because it meant that I didn’t cry either and I fully expected to.

Link came back groggy and disoriented. During the post-op observation time Link asked when I was going to say goodbye. He hadn’t even realized that we were done. Then he asked to see the adenoids that had been removed. Somehow I didn’t think it would be a good idea so I didn’t even pass the request on to the nurse who would almost certainly have denied it.

Before we left Link’s nurse asked me if I were a nurse. That amused me. Apparently I seemed medically competant and coolheaded enough that she thought I worked in the medical field. That made me feel pretty good.

Link was on codeine as they released us and incapable of walking straight, so he got to ride in a wheelchair. He thought that was really cool. In fact he was ready to take the wheelchair home with us and only a promise of a video store visit staved off the threatening tears when he learned that wasn’t possible.

Drugged child in Blockbuster. That was amusing.

I came home to find that my sister-in-law had cleaned up my whole house, folded laundry, and made sugar cookies with Gleek and Kiki. I need to figure out a way to have THAT happen again without the surgery. 😉

4 thoughts on “Link’s Surgery”

  1. Hoooraaay!!!!

    What a relief. Child is fine, Sandra can trust her sanity again, and husband is back in town!

    Big hugs, hugs of relief. You all made it through this.

    I can just see Gleek making the connection and saying something like “I wish Link would go back to the hospital so we can make sugar cookies again!”.

    Just what did Link plan to *do* with the removed adenoids? Show and tell? Young boys scare me sometimes! The older boys, too … one of my coworkers returned to the office after some emergency medical leave (he’d collapsed at his cubicle with a ruptured appendix, so of course everyone was on pins and needles waiting to hear how he was) … and brought a white wax-string bean in a little jar of alcohol, showing off the appendix that had been removed. He had lots of people believing that too, the stinker! (I miss those guys ….)

  2. Re: Adenoids for keeps…

    Instead you’ll just drop hints about it. Well, Pbbbthhhhhhh.

    /me adds “ask HT/ST re:placenta?” to Fandemonium do-list

    /me hopes husband never reads Fandemonium do-list so she won’t have to explain the placenta entry

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