Friday, October 16, 2009

Can I Talk to Bob?

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!


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Anonymous said...

My husband had nose surgery years and years ago...he had to have the packing in there for 10 days! Joe's getting off easy! Hope he has a quick recovery!

mommytoalot said...


Jenni said...

this is just hubby just had his septum fixed in June, and the dr. told him it was the worst case he had seen! his septum was pushed all the way to his sinus cavity. something that occurred from a horrible car accident he was in at the age of 5!
Hope he gets to feeling better soon!

MaBunny said...

Awww, poor Joe - hope he mends quickly!

Anonymous said...

Get well soon, Joe!!

I wish you luck, "Bob", helping Joe to mend! You had me totally laughing out loud when I read that post!!

Donna in PA :) said...

How funny! (Poor guy)

Anonymous said...

Having had sinus surgery twice I can feel for Joe. The packing is the worse. And removing it was worse then delivering my 9 pound son. Hope he is feeling better real quick. Nothing worse then a husband recovering.

Keeley said...

Oh poor Joe! I hope he feels better soon. Congrats to your little ones for behaving so well. Yay! =)

Hope you're hanging in there, husband-less tonight.

Cheryl@SomewhatCrunchy said...

OF COURSE the kids behaved! You were at the HOSPITAL. It's so much more fun to break an arm or require stitches when you're miles from any help ;) LOL

Unknown said...

I'm so glad that Joe is doing well. I was praying for him and for you and the kids yesterday. Please keep us updated on how he's doing!

Suburban Correspondent said...

Good story, Bob! But did I miss something? Why is an adult getting his tonsils out? I thought they hardly did that anymore.

Pam from alertandorientedx4 said...

My husband was on a cpap for several months..It was like sleeping with Darth Vader. They did a surgery on him called a UVP3 (includes tonsillectomy, advancing his hyoid or Adam's apple, and cutting a hole in his chin bone to shorten his tongue)....this was after numerous sinus surgeries...Brutal recovery, but great outcome.

I had my tonsils out when I was 43. It was horrible, awful and terribly painful. And I've had 4 kids as well as 2 surgeries post-partum for repairs of a 4th degree tear. So tell Joe he has my sympathy. I hope his outcome is as good as ours was/is. He has my prayers and wishes for quick recovery.

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