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Wednesday, September 23, 2015

The Outpatient


Alex and I have to leave for the hospital at 5:30
 Wednesday morning.  He has to go under general
 anesthesia to fill two cavities in his teeth.  Send some
 love and prayers our way, won't you?

He gets anxious and can't have his anti-anxiety medication
since it could create complications with the stuff they use
to knock him out.  I spent a good part of Monday on the
phone with our doctor, the dentist and the hospital
trying to see if an exception could be made, but it can't.
And his veins are hard to find.
The did say they would give him a 'cocktail' of stuff to
make him not care.  haha.  Maybe I could have one, too? 
I'm already feeling a little stressed about it all.
But we moms just have to rise above that and be
the calming, reassuring rock in these times, don't we?

He's blissfully unaware as of now.
I hope he doesn't think we're making a pre-dawn
trip to McDonald's when we leave.  haha.  Oh dear.


54 comments:

  1. Praying for the Peace that passes All understanding for Alex and for you too.
    Praying that the "cocktail" will give him happy thoughts.

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  2. Hope it goes well and I shall pray as well for everyone . . . especially for you and Alex, the anaesthetist, doctor and dentist , , , Perhaps he can go to McDonald's soon . . . :)

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    1. yes, perhaps he can soon....he will be too sleepy and woozy on the way home...at least that's how Spencer was.

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  3. Aw, I love seeing this photo of your hands together. I think that must be one of the great challenges as a Mom is to be calm for them while your insides are churning.
    I hope all goes well and I will have you in my prayers all day. xox

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    1. Usually I'm stressed the days leading up to something, then when in the moment I can do just fine...jump in with both feet and do it....
      feel a peace and handle it very well. (then crash with exhaustion that night. lol....)

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  4. I will be thinking of you both, such a hard day for you,, i will be all over soon,,you will be home and he will be right as rain tomorrow,

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    1. I was just thinking that this afternoon...this time tomorrow it will all be over!

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  5. I sincerely hope it all goes well, and he doesn't get too stressed when he realises where he is going. You must try not to be too anxious yourself, because I think he might sense your mood and get more upset. I'll be thinking of both of you tomorrow.

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    1. yes, that is exactly right....my job is to make him feel safe because mom is there. Mom makes everything ok, you know! :)

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  6. Oh gosh...best of luck Betsy...and to Alex as well♥️
    Mothers work never ends...sigh...
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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    1. We are indispensable, aren't we? I told the mister that I took Spencer a few months
      ago and it was his turn this time. And he said, "You know Alex would do better with you!"
      And he's right....lol.....

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    2. Get some sleep...you will be up early!

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    3. Oh gosh..I know! But you know how that is....when you know you have to get up really early,
      you toss and turn all night! Ack!

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  7. Betsy hope all goes well and he feel well !
    Blessings!

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  8. Betsy hope all goes well and he feel well !
    Blessings!

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  9. Love and prayers for sure Betsy! Our son got the cocktail..I almost gulped it myself!! :)

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  10. Love and prayers for sure Betsy! Our son got the cocktail..I almost gulped it myself!! :)

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  11. Love and prayers for sure Betsy! Our son got the cocktail..I almost gulped it myself!! :)

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    1. Triplet the love and prayers....I'm taking them all, thank you! haha....

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  12. Love and prayers for you and Alex! And then, he needs that trip to McDonalds when he's able to eat.

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  13. Maybe McDonalds can come after at your sea
    Hopefully everything goes well and in and out with no issues for him and thee
    The cocktail wouldn't work on you
    Too much coffee within at your zoo lol

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    1. Just a drop
      in my coffee cup?
      Might not work
      with my caffeine perk. :)

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  14. Hands say so much. This picture expresses a mother's love and a son's comfort. Love it. Will add my prayers to all the rest of Alex's fans.

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    1. Thanks, Wanda....maybe you'll dream about birds flying above this hospital bed. lol.....

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  15. Best to you and Alex tomorrow. Nothing like Mom to comfort and calm. Well, Mom and a 'cocktail' perhaps. With my son, we usually try to talk to him ahead of time as he does not handle surprises well. But that does also mean he has more time to get anxious. I'm sure you know best on how to approach all that with Alex. Will be thinking of you.

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    1. Thanks, Yuji. He's never been to the hospital for a procedure before, so I'll just say 'doctor' and that's about as close as he'll understand.
      I'm filling him up with water tonight so that IV will go in easier in the morning....still remember that tip you gave me..what a lifesaver!

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    2. Try to get him to drink water in the morning, too.

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    3. That would be great for drawing blood, but he can't have anything to eat or drink after midnight.

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  16. We'll be thinking of your family tomorrow. I am sure all will go fine even though difficult. Sending thoughts and prayers for the best day possible.

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    1. Thank you sooo much! I'm sure everything will be ok....just getting through it is the hard part!

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    1. Thanks Michelle.....can't wait for it to be over! ha.

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  18. Prayers said, and fingers and toes crossed that everything goes well for you and Alex.

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    1. Thanks, Kathy! So nice to know people will pray for us!

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  19. Praying for peace for all of you and a smooth procedure tomorow!

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  20. Betsy, sending prayers love and peace to both of you. It will be ok! Then you will have a glass of wine and Alex will watch his fav movie and soon it will be forget... ❤️Jitka

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    1. A couple of nice things to look forward to right there!

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  21. My heart goes to you and your son. It can be so hard at times to be a mother. Hope everything goes well!

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    1. Thank you so much, dom...I really appreciate you commenting!

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  22. Betsy, I hope everything will be allright!!!
    Thinking of you both
    xox

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  23. Hi Betsy - my thoughts for you both today ... at least everyone's aware and so I sincerely hope that will help ease things and it will go smoothly ... take care and I'll be remembering later on today and mentally check in on you both. Hilary

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  24. Good luck!!!! I'm sending good vibes your way. ;)

    P.S. I vote for the predawn McDonald's trip!!!

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    1. too bad they don't serve fries then! haha...

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