"You are only as good as your worst kid"

A freind of mine that told that a few years ago, and I can't agree more.
Sorry for the light week of posts. I am having one of those weeks.  My kids have 2 days off from school this week which threw off my usual routine, and now my youngest has to have an emergency tooth extraction for two of his front teeth.
 
He has been in a lot of pain and neither one of us is sleeping. We were suppose to have the surgery done yesterday, but they had to cancel.  See, we have a problem. No food or drink for 8 hours before.
Joe LOVES food. I means really loves its.  Here is a mini montage of photos I have snapped from my phone in the past. I have walked in on him licking the empty popsicle maker...
 Foraging...
 Baking with me...
 but more commonly making his own concotions...

So keeping food and drink out of the picture hasn't been easy.

On our way to our 3:00 surgery appointment  yesterday  he ate a piece of gum he found in the car (new, not ABC gum).  The doctor said "No way. Reschedule."

 We rescheduled it for this morning at 8:30- we watched him vigilantly since he woke up at 5 am,
finally get him into the car with his big brother to do the school drop off, I buckle them in, run to lock the door and grab a backpack, and come back 30 seconds later to find him stuffing something in his mouth.
NOOOO!!!!
I had taken him to get a smoothie and a snack after we got dismissed with the gum swallowing at 3:00 yesterday.  He was starving from not having eaten all day. He scarfed down the smoothie and I thought the cookie too.  Nope. He had hid a chunk of it in the slide out cup holders in his carseat.

Second surgery cancelled.  The people there now really hate me for wasting their time.  They think I have the filthiest car crammed with bits of food everywhere. I want to bang my head against the wall.  I want my son to sleep and not be in pain.  I want to sleep.

SO we are on for 10 am tomorrow. No food again after midnight.
Third times the charm, right?




10 comments:

Brandi said...

That would be soooo hard even for an adult! When I'm hungry I can't concentrate on anything but how much I want to eat. Poor kid, I hope it goes well next time!

bluehydrangea said...

OMG! I am so sorry!! Poor kid, poor mama!! I'll cross my fingers for you.

Angeline said...

Oh - so been there! Best wishes for a successful day!

Jenna said...

SO sorry. There's nothing worse than having a sick kid and not being able to help them. Hang in there.

Danielle {freshquince} said...

I'm so sorry and totally feel your pain...my son had to have surgery on his front teeth when he was 3. It was HORRIBLE and I wish that on no one. Good luck...my thoughts are with you and your little man. xx Danielle

Houndstooth and Nail said...

Ohhhhh man, that's insane. Good luck with all that, I hope the little dude gets better soon!

Amanda said...

oh my gosh!! this totally cracked me up! and I feel your pain girl. My 3yr old had to have major mouth surgery 2 months ago as well. 4 crowns and the two front teeth capped - for petes sake those dang teeth are gonna fall out anyway! so a 2 hour surgery and 3K dollars later (thats with insurance) we are much better and I get to sleep though the night again.

kayce hughes said...

So sorry!
we had to do the same no food thing for my Clare who had to go under on Wednesday to see if she has Celiac.
No fun.

Stacy Curran said...

I'm sorry for laughing, but the title and the whole post are hilarious (except for you I guess). I do feel so sorry for you! Good luck tomorrow
Stacy

My Interior Life said...

That is the craziest story, and I know it's not funny, but it made me giggle in recognition. Sorry for all his (and your) pain and suffering. :(

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