Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Are You Kidding Me??
Well, all I can say is: Holy Cow! My 19 1/2 year old daughter woke up yesterday morning not feeling well. She was fine the night before. But she woke up with her stomach hurting, throwing up, and a bit of a fever. She even called in sick at work, which isn't like her. So she stayed on the couch all day, in between visits to the bathroom to, well, throw up. Man, I was thinking, I need to stay away from her! I can't afford to get the flu. Yes, I am indeed a loving and nurturing mother :)
This morning she woke up and the pain had moved from her stomach to her right side. Uh oh. We all know what that means. She couldn't stand up straight, and her pain was enough to bring her to tears. So, off to urgent care she went (with her dad). And yup, she's in surgery right now - - emergency appendectomy.
In the last three months we have had a case of scarlett fever, a brain MRI, a tonsillectomy, my father's funeral, and now an emergency appendectomy. Thus, the Holy Cow!
Although, as I think about it, we really have been blessed - - we haven't had to face earth shattering illnesses (such as the big C), my daugher wasn't hundreds of miles away at school, and my father lived a really good, long life. And, yes, we do have insurance (although we still have to pay quite a bit). So, while we will be working hard and long to pay off medical bills, we will also be enjoying good health and the joy of being a family.
And for that I am very grateful.