I’ve been out almost all week with my mom who had emergency gallbladder surgery yesterday afternoon. I’ve either been with her at the doctor’s office or at the hospital since early Tuesday. The surgeon told us it was the most infected gallbladder he’d ever seen, and he assured us he’d known quite a few. Even in illness my mom goes above and beyond the call of duty!
The scariest thing was my mom thought she was having a heart attack late Monday because the pain was going up into her chest and arms and into her upper back. Her potassium was dangerously low and she was dehydrated. Oh, and the ER? They sent her back home early Tuesday once they determined her heart was OK. That’s a whole other story. I took her to her doctor Tuesday morning and then they suspected it was her gallbladder and ran more tests. So out it came and now here we are at her house. Thankfully the surgery went well.
As if I didn’t have enough fun going on this week, last night a photographer from the local newspaper came to my house and I’ll tell you more about that later because I’m sure if I say anything now then the story will get canned. Miss A was looking over my shoulder most of the time while we sat at the breakfast bar intently looking at my laptop. In reality I was bribing her to sit still for a few seconds by showing her cute photos of dogs on the Animal Planet website. At one point while the photographer was shooting I looked up and Miss C was doing a stealth move up on to the kitchen counter trying to sneak a snack after I’d forbid her to have any more. So if the photo gets published you’ll know the true story of what clandestine activity was going on in my kitchen while I pretended to do some serious mommy blogging.