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Sunday, August 02, 2009

everybody go, pet scan, cat scan, hospital inn


say if your girl
starts actin up,
then you take
her friend.


Or make that, then you take her to the children's hospital.

What a shocker of a weekend.


One minute I was on my way out to play tennis, keys in hand, the next I'm rushing my daughter to an urgent care center with severe abdominal pain and vomiting.


A few hours and a myriad of uncertain diagnoses later, we're at a radiological center for a CAT scan of her abdomen.


By the end of the day we were told to rush her to the children's hospital for emergency surgery. As much as one can rush while crossing town during Friday rush hour.


By evening she was recovering in her hospital room, two small incisions and a heart shaped bandaid on her belly button, quietly but happily in control of the remote, eating graham crackers and apple juice.


By bedtime, chocolate pudding. (That's my girl!)
By lunchtime the following day, discharged. The family in the car, taking her home.


Finally, a stop off at Sandy's for an ice cream cone.

I said a hip hop the hippie to the hippie
the hip hop, a you don't stop the rock it
to the bang bang boogie say up jumped the boogie
to the rhythm of the boogie, the beat
skiddlee beebob a we rock
a scoobie doo
and guess what america we love you


Especially when you provide surgeons and hospitals who return my daughter to good health.


And that's this Rapper's Delight:



31 comments:

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

I'm glad she's okay!

This sounds like appendicitis--scary stuff.

phd in yogurtry said...

We thought appendicitis, but no. Though there were four "appies" in line behind our girl's surgery. Would like to say more, but delicate matters prevail.

flutter said...

ooh! so glad she's ok!

Mary said...

This is the stuff of nightmares - so scary..

I hope she recovers quickly and well ..

hugs to you

Mary Alice said...

Thank goodness for insurance, huh? So glad she is doing well.

Margo said...

In this situations you really wouldn't want to live anywhere else, would you? how glorious to wake up and read your story - with a great ending. I'm going to be rapping all day right along with you. Hugs to you and the kid.

Madge said...

wow! so so glad she is ok.......love the video..

Magpie said...

poor kidlet - glad you're all home and better.

g said...

Wow - a scare, indeed. So glad it turned out OK.

blognut said...

Glad it turned out well for her!

Melissa said...

Whew! Close one there, but I'm so glad it has such a great ending.

I've had my experience at Children's, too. They are so awesome!

imom said...

I'm so glad she's ok! Scary stuff.

Sinda said...

I'm still in shock, and I only experienced it vicariously. Am so glad you went when you did, and that she feels better.

Casey said...

Thank goodness she's all right now. For crisis medicine, you can't the US.

Mental P Mama said...

Wow. So glad she's on the mend!

Becca said...

holy cow, glad of the good outcome

Sara said...

Glad to hear she's alright. Love the Rappers Delight...

King of New York Hacks said...

Sending get well HONKS LOUDLY from Columbus Circle NYC !!

stephanie (bad mom) said...

Dear heaven.

So tell me, was that tune in your head throughout this ordeal? That would be a little bit funny...

*blessings to you & your girl*

Andrea Frazer - Pass the Zoloft said...

Wow, that must have been so scary. How did you hold up during it? Any post traumatic stress?

Jenn @ youknow... that blog? said...

Scary stuff - glad she came through it ok! What a way to get a pretty bandaid...

Maggie May said...

that is really scary. i'm SO glad to hear the ending is 'she's ok'

Health Psych said...

Every parent's nightmare.

So glad to hear she is doing well.

I just knew chocolate pudding was therapeutic!

Jennifer H said...

My goodness! So glad your girl is okay now... xoxoxo

Professor J said...

Whew! I'm so glad she's ok.

Jocelyn said...

Holy dippin' dots, honey. Just a leeeetle bit of stress there. I'm glad she seems on the mend, whatever it was/is/shall be.

And nothing assuages a belly like ice cream.

Fragrant Liar said...

Wow! How scary was that? I've had several scary-rush-the-kid-to-the-E.R. moments, and your heart always ends up in your throat until you have them home safe and sound.

My best to you and yours.

Jenn @ youknow... that blog? said...

Hey Doc - what have you been up to this past week?

Hopefully all is well with you.

Just touching base :)

Kelli Anne Busey said...

Thank God! Hugz and pleease bee well!

AnnD said...

So glad she's okay enough to eat chocolate pudding and ice cream!

Sounds like a scary situation!

Dr Zibbs said...

That was a great song.