First of all, thanks to everyone who thought to send prayers and
good wishes for Spencer today! He had to go to the hospital
and under general anesthesia for a teeth cleaning.
He had some tarter build up that was under some of his
gums and he wasn't about to let anyone clean it out
at the dentist's office. So off he and I went this morning.
It was -6F (-21C) when we left the house!
And a strong wind made it feel much colder than that!
Since the boys had a school cancellation, The Mister didn't get to
go with me like we had planned (he works at this hospital in
executive administration) so he stayed home with Alex and Harry.
Here he is just arriving, waiting for his IV, and in recovery.
Thank goodness we brought that iPad. It made waiting so much better!
I told The Mister when I got home, that there's nothing that makes
your child seem so small and vulnerable as seeing them in a hospital
bed hooked up with monitors, tubes and needles.
He fought the IV and had to have some oral sedation before trying
again but ended up doing well. He was brave and for the most
part very cooperative. He came out with a bloody nose from
the breathing tube and some sore gums, but sparkling clean teeth!
All of the staff that cared for Spencer was just great.
Super kind, not rushed, very helpful and so sweet to Spence.
Brian, I found another twin of yours, too.
A male RN who was with Spencer ...looked exactly like you!
He wore a black leather skull cap with his scrubs so I
couldn't tell if he had a hawk, but I'd bet money that he did!
Spencer liked his fist bump in place of a hand shake. He was big
and stern looking but you could just tell he had a big heart.
I was looking for someone for my RAK adventure! I've
been home with the boys this week with school cancellations
and haven't been out and on my own to work on it!
Well, I found her in post-op. Nora, Spencer's nurse in Recovery.
She didn't just do her job well, she went above and beyond
and chatted while we waited for Spencer to wake up.
She inquired about his autism, the rest of my family,
and told me about her grown kids
that have some issues of their own. She recommended a doctor
that we might want to see and wrote down his name and website.
She had concerns of her own but cared enough to do more
than her job with us. I typed her name into my phone so I
wouldn't forget and I'm sending a little treat to her tomorrow
through The Mister. I hope she's touched by a loaf of my
Sugar Glazed Poppy Seed Bread and a note.
She certainly deserves a special thanks!
If you did a RAK this week and want to share, just post about
it on your blog and link up here!
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And thanks for spreading a little love where you live!
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