The title sounds a little like a children's book - but in actual fact it was a reality for her yesterday. We were all up at 5.30am so we could get to the hospital by 6.30am - it was a cold and stormy morning. Louis remarked that 'last night we went into town and tonight we are going into town again'. I explained that 'yes, we did go into town last night, but right now it was morning - it's just so early that the sun hasn't come up' ..... only 12 hours separated our journeys.
Anyway, the reason for hospital visit was for a dental procedure. About 2 1/2 years ago, the dentist realised that one of Emily's adult teeth hadn't come up. So we had xrays and eventually we were referred to an orthodontist who put braces on her bottom teeth in the hope that the space created would allow the tooth to come up. It didn't. So, we were then referred to the oral surgeon who said the tooth either had to come up or out. He also said, in a jolly sort of way, that while we were at it, we might as well get her wisdom teeth out as they would need to come out eventually. I figured that as she was going under anyway, he was probably right. Emily didn't feel as jolly about it though!
So, she ended up having surgery yesterday and today she is relieved that it is over, but feeling sore and a little sorry for herself.
I have to say that as a mother or rather, parent, there is nothing harder than watching your child hurt - whether physically or emotionally and it's horrible to see them feeling vulnerable too. I had been stressed for over a week - all I wanted was for the surgery to be over and for her to be okay. I got my wish! I guess part of the reason I was scared was because when I was about five years old, our next door neighbour's daughter was in an accident and she broke her leg. She was lucky that she wasn't hurt more, but the leg was broken badly and had to be pinned. She never came out of the anaesthetic. I know that the chances of that happening again are very, very slim, but you still can't help but worry. Anyway, Emily was lucky and so were we and for that I am grateful.
We are having a quiet day today - Em is off for the rest of the week. Hopefully as the week progresses she will be able to do some quilting.
Must go - I have to mediate between two bored boys!