Thoughts from Yesterday

  • Cody found the Neurodevelopment doctors appointment to be very, very, boring.
  • Carter loved the (free and volunteer run) sibling playroom at the hospital and it was so much easier for us to engage with the doctor having just Cody with us.  – mental note: if I ever get in a position to have time to volunteer and we live near a Children’s Hospital, I want to give back by helping out in this area.  When Cody and I were stuck in a hospital room, last year for his 24 hour EEG, there were even volunteers who would come and play with Cody so I could get out of the room for an hour and grab food or just take a walk.  Volunteers at Children’s Hospital are such an amazing resource for families.
  • We have a referral to see an orthopedic surgeon to discuss the possibility of surgery for Cody’s Achilles tendon.  It is just in the thought and talk stage and may never be needed.  I hope it is never needed.
  • Other than that, Cody has defied the odds and continues to impress the doctor with his growth, development, and personality.
  • We saw a sloth bear at the zoo.  It was pretty cool.
  • The penguins were nice too.  Carter found it quite hilarious when one pooped in the water.  – mental note:  next time we go swimming, remind the boys that they are not penguins and that it would not be funny for them to poop in the pool.
  • We took the boys to Ivar’s for the first time ever; Cody loved the fries, Carter loved the fish.  Carter pronounced the animal crackers that came with their meal to be “too crunchy” (I guess if they are going to be “too” something, crunchy would fit) and refused to eat them.
  • Cody fell asleep on the way home.

All in all it was a good day.

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I am an elementary school teacher, a former microbiologist, a mom to a herd of two boys, and a grilled cheese sandwich and beer connoisseur.
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7 Responses to Thoughts from Yesterday

  1. Jodi Stone says:

    I never thought about the volunteer aspect of a children’s hospital, what a wonderful idea!

    It sounds like you got through it fairly well, and you found a fun way to break up the seriousness of the day. I am sending good thoughts that Cody will NOT require surgery. 🙂

    I guess it would be normal for a penguin to poop in water? LOL

  2. jensine says:

    wow exciting, and hope that everything keeps going up

  3. mimijk says:

    Let’s hear it for really long and boring doctor visits that result in doctor’s continuing to be amazed with Cody (for after all, he is amazing). The rest of the day sounded pretty awesome – the claws on a sloth bear are something else aren’t they? Good idea – no pooping in the pool – though it might be fun to waddle like a penguin before going swimming..:-)

  4. Beth says:

    Hope the next doctor’s appointment is equally boring and uneventful.

  5. muddledmom says:

    It’s funny what we have to remind ourselves to tell our kids. I would do the same! I hope surgery is not in Cody’s future and he continues to impress those doctors.

  6. Hetterbell says:

    I’m so glad it all went well. It’s also interesting to see what Cody and Carter felt the highlights of the day were. 🙂

  7. Nancy says:

    Just catching up on my reading. Funny post. Thanks for the laugh. 🙂 Sounds like the day went well. As they call it in Toronto, I’m a Sick Kids kid, meaning I was once a sick little resident of Sick Children’s Hospital in Toronto. So I’ve heard tons of stories from my parents about how amazing the staff and volunteers at children’s hospitals really are. It’s so good to hear another wonderful story.

    Sloth bear? That sounds cool. Glad the day went well.

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