Wednesday, March 14, 2012

good news / bad news

the good:

f continues to thrill me to no end with her awesome thoughts and comments. while i've been told not to worry, it still bums me out a little bit that she's already talking about having a "boyfriend" named james. but she says the greatest stuff about him, like "mom, he's a true hero!" and when telling me about how well they get along, she said "you know, we keep in touch. it's good."

she still calls breakfast "breakfisk," calls it "hide and bo seek" and says "on your march, get set, GO!"

and when meeting a friend of mine for the first time a few weeks ago, the first thing she said to him was, "last night? my dad TOOTED." awesome.

also: she only needs one surgery.

the bad:

on april 12th, she has to undergo a two-hour surgery to patch both ear drums. the left should be pretty simple but the right requires "harvesting muscle fascia from behind the ear" and yuck yuck yuck, you lost me at "harvesting." it's killing me so i'm just trying not to think about it too much right now. we have the first surgery of the day, so that's good. and if all goes according to plan, her hearing will get back to normal in her right ear, and we'll be able to restart swim lessons and teach her to surf without any ear plugs. the recovery means an entire week out of school; coachella is going to be a welcome break after all the stress.