Clay, Brooklyn and I took Joe to the hospital at 12:00 today. Joe was prepped for surgery while the kids and I sat in the waiting room. They took him into surgery at about 1:45. Around 3:00, the doctor came out and said the surgery went well. The tonsils came out with no problems. His nose, on the other hand... Apparently Joe's had his nose broken a time or two in the past (Not even a little surprising. He was smacked in the face with an oar which is why he has 2 fake teeth in front. I mean, where do you think Clay gets all his bright ideas from?) Anyway, the doctor said his septum was "challenging" and was more messed up than he'd originally thought.
We waited until Joe was out of recovery and in a room, (He's staying in ICU overnight) at which point we said goodnight and left. We'd been there for 6 hours and were tired and hungry and I had to get home to the oldest kids (I'd made arrangements for the middle kids to go with friends after school.) But let me tell ya, Brooklyn and Clayton were AWESOME the entire day! I am SO proud of them! Of course, I'd packed a lunch, some snacks, coloring books and crayons, toys and their VTech computers to keep them busy, but seriously, they got along so well and were absolutely great! I wouldn't have even blamed them for having a major meltdown after being cooped up in a waiting room for 6 hours, but they were fabulous! OK, how many people just double-checked the URL to make sure you were at the right blog? What, Clay didn't jump off any tables and break any bones??? Brooklyn didn't throw any 40 minute-long screaming fits???
The phone rang a little while ago and Austin answered it.
"Hi! Can I talk to Bob?"
"I think you have the wrong number," Austin informed the strange man on the other end.
"Can I talk to your mother?" the caller asked.
Austin handed the phone to me with a whispered, "I don't know who it is."
"Hello?" I said into the receiver.
"Hi," said the voice. The voice that belonged to Joe. You know, Austin's father! Apparently, when your nose is stuffed with cotton, "Mom" sounds like "Bob". LOL!
The winner of the Flip video camera is...
We just collected money from around the house and came up with $198 in change. We donated the first $100 to Unicef and the rest to our Girl Scout troop - they are raising funds for a local animal shelter.Great idea... we are passing your video around so others will hopefully pick up on the idea and donate, especially with the hard times and holidays coming around.Thank You for your Awesomeness!!Leanne
Congratulations!!! Email me with your shipping address and I'll send the camera out right away.