Sunday, February 10, 2013

Happy Appy??

Good evening, my friends! Kerri here...
Oh. My. Word. You will not believe what has been going on with my family the past 3 days! This post was supposed to be about my new unit, which I was so excited about, but instead I get to tell you about my daughter's terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day yesterday.

It started on Friday morning. She woke up saying her tummy felt funny. Sidenote: She ALWAYS says her tummy feels funny. She is a bit of a hypochondriac (I think it is a first born thing, but she must get that from her dad, cause NO WAY do I have a phobia about getting sick! Nope! NOT ME!!)

Anyway, I told her to buck up and get her butt to school (Mom of the year nomination #1), so she did but her tummy her ALL. DAY. LONG. We told her she was just nervous for her OCSA audition and to RELAX already!! 

Fast forward to Saturday morning, and she says her tummy still hurts but only on the lower right side.  Ummm, she means her left side, right? NOPE. Her lower right side. CRAPPERS, MAN!! 

Again, I told her to suck it up, put on her big girl panties, and get through her OCSA interview (Mom of the Year Nomination #2). Soooo, we made it to her interview and she felt HORRIBLE. Here she is in a forced picture outside the school (she was soooo not happy with me)...

 So, anyway to make a long story short, here she is after a trip to Urgent Care at noon (Mom of the Year Nomination #3-I should have taken straight to the ER!)  and then the ER finally at 8:00 p.m....


We got transferred to CHOC at 1 a.m. in an ambulance and she had her surgery at 6:30 this morning. Here she is in recovery, with her new elephant we named "Happy", because her nurse said her appendectomy was a "Happy Appy" since it didn't rupture on us! Gross, but thank goodness it didn't!

And here is one more of her walking the halls in her oh so stylish hospital gown, hospital socks, and portable IV stand...

So, there you have it. Major drama, and we survived, with a lot of people praying for her and God's hand on her the whole time. :)

So, as a total after thought, if you are interested in my newest unit (perfect for Kinder at this time of the year, and Firsties in the beginning of the year), you can check it out below. I think it super cute, easy to use, and perfect CVC word practice!

Since I was nominated 3 times for Mom of the Year in only 2 days, I think I deserve it, don't you? Blecchh. Being a mom is so hard sometimes.

Well, I'm running on 3 hours of sleep and I am so so tired. How will I ever stay up for Downton tonight?? At least the hospital gets PBS! That's all I got to say!
XOXO Kerri


Tania said...

If I could count how many times I've earned a mommy of the year nomination.... I bet you are a fabulous mommy!
Don't eat too much hospital food :)
My Second Sense

Miss Kindergarten said...

Aww poor thing!! Glad her surgery went well! Your new pack looks amazing!!

Ms. O said...

Goodness. I just had my appendix out two weeks ago. Mine was a useless trip to the urgent care place as well. Don't expect a ... 30 something. Anyway. NO FUN. Hope her recovery goes well!

Kinderkay said...

So glad to hear that your daughter is doing well, Kerri! We all make "Mom" decisions that come back to bit us sometimes! I know you are a wonderful Mom; all's well that ends well, right! Prayers to your family!

Camille said...

I am in awe of your daughter! She is one tough cookie and will obviously go far in life. Sending lots of prayers and love your way (and her way).
An Open Door

Primary Paradise said...

Oh my. I have the same tummy acher complainer at home too. I have even taken him to the urgent care to realize it wasn't an appendicitis. But now this makes me sooo nervous. She was a real trooper. So glad she is doing better.
Primary Paradise

alewis said...

Kerri, so glad she is doing well. What a day she had!

Kristin said...

Poor thing!! Both of you!!! Don't beat yourself up. My parents let me go a few days with a broken arm when I was in the first grade, and I eventually forgave them. Like, last year.
Your daughter looks SO SMALL in the picture of her in the hallway. How is she feeling now?
My niece graduated from OCSA - how did your daughter's audition go????????????
Your new unit looks great!

Jenn Bates said...

Oh my goodness!!!! That so would have been me saying to suck it up. It is hard to know sometimes so don't beat yourself up. SO glad she is okay. How did the audition go?
Finally in First

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