Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Just reading the blogs

It is quiet here in the Waconia house. Allison and Kevin left for the hospital with Zachary about a half hour ago for his tonsil and adenoids surgery. I have been connecting with my blogger friends and catching up on their stories. My mind wanders as I think about our little guy going into surgery at 8:30. He has been sleeping on his back with his arms above his head for a long time, snoring. The specialist says that indicated he is trying to get more air. I would rather be walking into surgery anyday before my husband, children, or grandchildren. I think it is easier to be the patient that the waiting family.
Zachary came down to wake me this morning and we just snuggled and cuddled for a long time. He has one small freckle on his wrist and I always tell my guys those are "angel kisses". Today was the first time he heard the story. As I was telling him, I was silently praying everything goes well this morning and he handles the "hurt" afterward well.
I have memories of Kevin, at the age of five, standing in the hospital crib with high bars just shaking the crib with his crys for mommy. Both Allison and Kevin had tonsilectomys when they were preschoolers but I believe they were both older than Zachary.
Garrett and I will spend the time waiting together. He will keep me occupied with his "why" and "yup" replies. I am so lucky to have five beautiful grandsons.
I have been changin' up my exercise the last few days. I have been trying to use the beautiful outdoors for my space. I jog (just quickly putting one foot in front of the other) for 30 seconds and then walk for 30 seconds. Try to keep this up for 20 minutes. In our heat (finally) and humidity that seems to make me sweat. And that is a good thing.


Lonicera said...

How did Zachary get on? Hope all is well. I had my tonsils out at 6months, so I'm told. So I was cheated out of the icecream for being too young!
Thank you very much Sylvia for the nice message you left on my blog.

The Dash! said...

I always think kids are stronger than us adults in so many ways, and Zachary will fly through his op. Mason, my 2nd son, had his adnoids (but not tonsils) out a couple of years ago and came through just fine. Your grandson will too. It's just hard to not feel their pain.

Reddirt Woman said...

Prayers for Zachary. I don't remember how old I was, maybe 7 or 8. I do remember when I woke up I needed to go to the bathroom and the nurse brought in a bedpan and I wouldn't go on the bedpan because there was one of the church ladies there with mom... But I got all the ice cream I wanted.

Let us know how the boy is doing.