Thursday, February 14, 2013

Time to think about it


My oldest son...my sweet sweet teenage boy. He will be 15 next month. It is so hard to believe. How did it all happen? When did he get almost 6 feet tall? Where is that wee little boy? And he is in high school and loving it. And his music, oh his music, he truly has such talent (it isn't just his mama saying this, I swear to you).
On Tuesday I had to take him in for a surgery consult. He has Pectus Excavatum (not as bad as the guy in the wiki photo) and this coming summer he will have to have the Nuss procedure done to correct it, two stainless steel bars will be placed in his chest and left there for 3 years. We have the best surgeon in the state doing it, and I feel really comfortable with this... surprisingly so does Logan. But I am still his mama, and having to call to make appointments, having to call the pediatric cardiothoracic surgery department makes this poor mama's heart skip a beat, it makes my breath catch and on more then one occasion I have been happy to leave a message because I was crying too much to actually talk to a person. We still have a few months before it actually has to be done, he will have to have an echo of his heart and do a pulmonary function test, as well as having some labs drawn. In the mean time, we can make plans for a few fun things to do over the summer, things that will be a nice change from a hospital and pain medications. Stuff that has to do with sunshine, fresh mountain air, and easy peasy hikes.

10 comments:

Heather aka Proud Mama said...

hugs!

Marcy said...

Oh, my darling! I'll be sending you lots of love and gentle thoughts from here on out. Let me know if I could possible ever do anything for you and your family....I can send lots of goodies from NY! Anything! xoxo All will be well, keep me posted!

Tracey said...

I am keeping you in my prayers! It amazes me what the medical profession can accomplish. I know you are a strong mama, but if you need a shoulder to lean on I will give you mine, [[[hugs]]].

momto5 said...

Tracey and Marcy: thank you so much. finally meeting with the surgeon on tuesday sort of made it all more real. thankfully he isn't only a great surgeon, he has a wonderful bedside manner, funny, he talked TO logan and not just me, really a great man. so that is all good. just, my son has to have a major surgery, it's scary for me. and being a nurse doesn't make it better, i know too much. lol

fairymom said...

Oh my. Sending lots of strength, love, and healing vibes your way. Big hugs!

sustainablemum said...

Offering you a hand to hold during this difficult time. Blessings to you my lovely.

Amber said...

Oh so much love with this...xxxx

Cynthia said...

Holding you and your family in my thoughts, I hope it is as painless as possible for all involved.

Josée said...

Seeing your child go through surgery(no matter how wonderful the surgeon)is still challenging. I'll be keeping you and your son in our prayers.

aka Jules said...

sending love through the ethers.