1. Last week was a bit interesting. I had to run into work for a couple of hours for a meeting and left the ferals to their own devices. Upon my return home, I discovered that one of those devices turned out to be a can of spray paint.
And one of my children discovered that a) Mom has new decibel levels of loud and b) allowances can be spent at Home Depot buying primer.
2. Said child also learned that when playing hide and seek, you don’t turn the lock in the closet in Mom’s bedroom and then shut the door behind you as you exit because then Mom wakes up in the morning and finds out she can’t get in to access any of her clothes and shoes because there isn’t a key to the lock and she has to call the handyman to come drill it out.
On the bright side, replacing the door handle was just the excuse I needed to convince the husband that it was time to start switching all the hardware in the house from gold to silver.
3. Craig learned to not call home when he’s out of town. (See 1 and 2)
4. We went to Duke Friday morning for our pre-op appointment.
Travis was excited to go and said hello to everyone he came across. The nurse checked him out and pronounced him fit, strong, heavy (he weighs 117!) and ready for the big day. We spoke with a nurse who gave us the usual no food/no water instructions and special soap for his shower tomorrow morning and then we spent some time with a child life specialist who gave T a kit of surgical masks, syringes, supplies, etc. that he could play with over the weekend so that nothing is a surprise when he’s wheeled back to the operating room.
5. We check in tomorrow morning at 6 a.m. (that’s before Starbucks opens in case anyone needs to know) and I expect he’ll be back in surgery by 7. His doctor said it would take four hours – after that we’ll be in PACU until a room opens up. It will probably be late afternoon before we are assigned to one.
6. Someone’s very ready.
Have a nice day.