The kids are all right

February 18, 2009 at 4:07 pm 2 comments

Hi everyone, 

I apologize for the silence – some real life has intervened (nothing bad) but I’m fixing to be back in the saddle. Most importantly, our boys continue to thrive. I’ve misplaced the battery charger for the camera, so I have to dig a bit before I can support the claim with photographic evidence, but that will happen soon (and I’ll make sure the boys all have good clean shaves for the shoot). 

Today Al, Jen and I packed all three boyz into the Vanimal and happily drove off to our favorite spot, the pediatric surgery ward. The Satch, Pabs and Leviticus are well known in those quarters, but today was their first appearance together. The three in one place at the same time immediately become rock stars, and we inevitably get the sage observations “you’ve got your hands full” and “I thought one was hard!”

We were heading into the surgery shop to see what was on weekly special. Our boys have been sliced and diced in numerous ways, but we can never resist a good bargain, and when Dr. H. peeled off good Satch’s sleeper, took a volley of pee straight on his attractive green sweater, and then surveyed the terrain of his own prior handiwork, his pronouncement was clear: “just for you, and today only, a reducible left-side hernia. No incarceration, no sneaky appendix hidden within. It’s a clean job, but this offer won’t last long.” We raced down to Debbie and scheduled the butchery for Monday, amazed at our good luck that in the near-incessant volley of cutting and stitching to which our brood have been subjected there still remained one unsliced section of groin. You can of course imagine the kind of preferred treatment we – regulars that we are – receive in this office. They bring us coffee, sweets, they compliment our outfits, our boys. We leave feeling like the million bucks we’ve helped those good doctors and nurses earn. They see our boys as genuine Frankensteinian testament to their product inventory, and may only have been half-kidding when they asked if they could buy advertising space on their semi-bald heads. 

Anyway, that’s the latest here. Satch goes back for round two on Monday. He’s an old pro – we just have to keep him for driving the nurses nuts with his flirting. Meanwhile the others among us are settled in for what they say is gonna be quite the snow storm. Hooray parking ban – the Vanimal and I have some quality time together in our future.


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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Karen Campbell  |  February 19, 2009 at 8:47 pm

    Greetings to the Hernias R Us folks… or is it The Teflon Trio?
    When Rob had his bilateral hernia repairs, teflon inserts were placed to prevent anything from sneaking out of place. Do they still do that? You must nearly have a reserved, designated parking place at MMC by now…or at least deserve one!!!!
    Good luck with the next round !!

  • 2. Karla  |  February 20, 2009 at 3:53 pm

    As a triplet mom, I have much admiration for you. I always enjoy reading your entries, you are talented with words. Good luck with it all. I promise in a few months, you will actually have time to breathe and the mind to realize how long it has been 😉


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