Monday, May 04, 2009

Rally The Troops! I'm Going In!

I'm taking the kidlets to their new pediatrician today. Emotion #1: Dread. I know there is going to be insane amounts of tantruming. The good news is that Luke can take a few hours off, so he's coming with me. Emotion #2: Relief. Originally I was going to take them by myself, and I was sooooo not looking forward to that! Emotions #3, #4, and #5: Fear, Despair, Desperately Needing A Coke. After their appointment, we're going to get all wild and crazy, and get some french fries.

Last night I couldn't sleep. At all. I'm pretty sure it was the intense caffeine in my Excedrin Migraine that I finally took, after having a headache for four days, I kid you not! Anyway, I tried to lie still and not toss around, but after an hour of that, I simply got up. It turned out to be a good thing, because I made headway into a nonfiction essay that I've been working on for a while. It's about working at the sex offender home, and it's tough to write, for several reasons. It's also been difficult to find the correct tone for it. I either sound smart alecky or full of despair, and that's not what I'm going for. But last night I wrote about a page, and it was very spare and honest. I think that might be about right.

So this week is the new pediatrician. Then we fly to Boise to meet with the specialist, and run some tests. Later this month, it's all about the heart, and we'll be doing his echo, EKG, and MRI. Emotions #6 and #7: Resignation and Tempered Hope. But we all go through it, right?



Alice said...

I wish I could email you my wonderful pediatrician from Tulsa, Ok. He had already had a patient with Ws before my son. Not only was he famiar with it, he listened to me with everything I brought to him. He gave him the tests I thought he should have (thank God for the website information). I don't think we could have made it without him. Hoping you find one equally as good.

Yes the WS ride is bumpy, hoping their are more highs than lows for you.

Ketchesons said...

I would suggest getting a milkshake with the fries, the go very well together :-)


Laura said...

I hope it smoothly at the Dr.'s today!!!

Noel said...

I hate drs appoinments anymore. I am glad that you have back-up, that makes it a little bit more tolerable.
I hope that things go well with the heart appoinments...I REALLY dread those.
Glad to hear the writing is coming along. I wish that I had the talent to write...oh well I guess I just get to read!

Elise Jones said...

Best wishes on ALL counts!

Nisa said...

Good luck with it all. I hope this pediatrician is a million times better than the last one. (That wouldn't be too hard huh? Let's go with a trillion!)

I think headaches were an epidemic over the weekend. What's up? I don't think I've ever had a headache last longer than a day... Mine lasted two. I'm glad you're feeling better!