Monday, December 08, 2008

Playing Hookie

Yes, today we are playing hookie. I called the hospital where Elizabeth was to go to for her VCUG to check her bladder and kidneys and told a fib that Elizabeth was sick. I have never done this before and feel quite bad for doing it but we think that Elizabeth has been thorugh enough procedures this year. Lately she has been held down screaming for one too many painful and scary procedure and I cannot bear the thought of holding her down while someone tries to catheterize her.

It won't be a total lazy day as she still has AV therapy, music therapy and physiotherapy but in between we will make Christmas cookies. Elizabeth loves baking and is becoming quite the Mommy' helper. I know I will have to face her Pediatrician in the New Year and hopefully she will forgive me (or maybe forget which is really being hopeful).


Ellen Seidman said...

Well, ya know, she wouldn't have remembered the kidney check but she WILL remember the Christmas cookies. I am with you all the way; our kids are overscheduled with medical appointments and therapies, sometimes we just have to let them be kids and enjoy themselves.

Shannon said...

:( Poor girl.I don't blame you for calling in sick. It is so hard to see our kids go through so much crap that we ourselves would not want to go through.


Anonymous said...

I'm right there with you - saying what is necessary to do what is best for the child. Ellen gets it, too. Barbara