Friday, November 20, 2009

There's a monster in my bedroom...

Thank you to all of you who have asked for an update on Chris.
Surgery went well, more invasive than we had originally thought, but still everything went well.
Dr. Davis - yes, that would be "Addie's" Dr. Davis - "reconstructed" Chris's sinus cavity.
Bless that man.
I really need to ask him if there is any way that a brick on his house could possibly be engraved with our names on it.
I mean really...if not a brick, at least a paver.
We are incredibly fortunate to have a fabulous ENT who has been with us since the beginning with Addie and then now with Chris, this makes surgery number four and I wouldn't trust anyone else to take care of our family.
The evening was a bit chaotic between juggling the kids and Chris and as soon as Julien left to go to football (thanks Mom!), I started talking to Addie once again about her Daddy.
I told her that Daddy had a boo-boo on his nose and a big boo-boo band-aid.
We talked and talked and I was really hoping that she was somewhat comprehending what I was trying to tell her.
As we were walking up the stairs and into the bedroom to check on her Daddy, I kept reminding her that Daddy had a boo-boo.
It took all of a second before Addie hit meltdown.
She took one look at Chris, started shaking and then screaming hysterically.
It took an entire 45 minutes for me to calm her down.
I had to take her downstairs and rock her. The entire time she had her face buried in my chest and every few minutes would turn and look behind her and then start crying all over again.
It was horrible.
So not only did I have one very upset little Monkey, but I also had one little boy who wasn't too thrilled at the idea of seeing Chris either because I kept getting asked, "but what does he really look like?".
Then finally I came to the realization that I have a monster in my bedroom (smirk).
All I can say is that when I took Addie into our bedroom this morning, she almost jumped out of my arms trying to look over on her Daddy's side of the bed.
To top off that story, I was informed that Ronald McDonald (good grief - CREEPY!!!) paid an unexpected visit to Addie's school yesterday.
Who could have possibly thought that was a good traumatic, even to me and I wasn't even there!
We had a day of clowns, monsters and hysterics, but a very productive day I might add.
Thanks to a fabulous surgeon, my husband is on his way to having a less problematic sinus cavity and my children have learned that not all monsters hide under the bed...some sleep next to their Mommy.


jennohara said...

I'm so glad to hear that Chris' surgery went well! My sister had the same thing done last year actually!
LOVE all the new pictures!! Your family is so beautiful!

Sandy said...

I'm so glad all went well with Chris' surgery. It was wonderful meeting you again in person tonight. Chris was such a trooper to get out and hang with us all evening. Addie is even more precious in person. I think her and Allie hit it off, too!

Jenn said...

Glad to hear everything went well and hope he has a speedy recovery. let him know we are thinking of him. I'll be in his boat on Dec. 1st.

I absolutely love all the new pics and think those are my favorites. You would never know that it was a rough day for you guys. That is a great pic of you and Chris.