Saturday, October 27, 2012

Nothing At All To Do With Teaching What So Ever

I've been working on all sorts of posts.

Math workshop posts.

Freebie posts.

Follow up prediction posts.

(Finally getting back to) Follower Feature posts.

But...I've also been battling the flu/food poisoning. My daughter had surgery. It's report cards. The rain hasn't stopped for 5 days now.

Do you ever have these weeks? Separately none of these things would probably faze me all that much. Combine them all into a 5 day

The biggest one has been my daughter's surgery. She had a small cyst in her right eyebrow since birth and the doctor thought it best to take it out and check it...just in case. I've known all along that it wasn't a big deal. It's barely even a surgery, but watching them- strangers basically- take away my daughter while she cried and reached out for me was too much. As soon as she was out of sight I collapsed into my husband's arms. For the first time in her little life she was with people I didn't know very well, hadn't researched or spent considerable time with and she was in a room I probably couldn't even find if I wanted to. I mean, I couldn't even find my way back to the waiting room. Some doctor took pity on a crying mother clutching a baby blanket and directed my husband and I to where we wanted to go.

In all actuality she was probably only away from us for 60 minutes tops. She was wide awake when I arrived in the recovery room. They barely even put her under, just enough to give local anesthetic and complete the necessary steps to remove the cyst. But it was long enough. It was too long.

It occurred to me last night that I never once asked to see anyone's ID badge. I didn't even really hear their names when they told me. I trusted the system and allowed strangers to take my daughter, perform surgery on her and trusted I would get her back. 

I did.

And she's fine. She's got a little black eye, a bunch of new toys and an appointment to go back and get her stitches out. She got to eat as many popsicles as she wanted on the peds floor. She had a long nap the afternoon after the surgery and never looked back. 

I, on the other hand, am still exhausted and traumatized days later.

I promise to get some real posts out soon especially now that I have reached the end of my babbling. If you are still here, thanks for listening. 

I needed that. 

8 Brilliant Teaching Thoughts:

Kristen said...

I'm sorry Beth! I can only imagine the anguish you went through! I'm so glad she is doing well!

Kaitlyn said...

I'm happy that everything worked out so well!

:) Kaitlyn
Smiles and Sunshine

Kelly said...

I can imagine how you feel, it's so much tougher watching your child go through something. I know I would trade places instantly with my daughter if I could save her from some sort of pain. Hope your daughter is feeling fine and that you can get some rest.

I need to do what you do, have several blogs posts waiting in the wings.

Kelly @ I'm Not Your Grandpa, I'm Your Teacher

Jennifer said...

Oh. My. Goodness. What a week! Glad your daughter is ok. I had a snowball kind of week as well. When i realized on Thursday, more than half way to school, that I had left my lunch on the counter I burst into tears! Really? Over lunch?! Hang in there!
Rowdy in First Grade

Beverley Baird said...

I am sure all parents can relate. I can still recall my youngest being taken away to have tubes in his ears - 20 years ago! Hope all is well with you as well.

jen ormsbee said...

Here's to your daughter's speedy recovery...and yours too :) Your both in my thoughts :)


Beth said...

Thanks for all the great comments! It's nice to know people are thinking of us. Avery's doing great and the swelling is really starting to go down. Bets of all, Papa and Grandma brought her her very first Barbie! Heaven.

Sara Soucy said...

Glad she is okay! Hope next week is a better one!

Sara :)
Smiling In Second Grade

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