Monday, November 23, 2009

Not me! Monday 11/23

Welcome to Not Me! Monday! This blog carnival was created by MckMama. You can head over to her blog to read what she and everyone else have not been doing this week.

I don't have anything really exciting to blog about today so I am just going to blog about tubes!!!

Friday morning I got the phone call that I have been waiting for, the ENT's (Ear, Nose and Throat specialist) Nurse called to schedule Kobe's surgery to get his tubes put in his poor little ears. We saw the ENT in early October but Kobe was supposed to be having another surgery so the ENT was going to combine the two. Well as it turns out my little man does not need the second surgery after all so he is just needing tubes. His surgery is scheduled for December the 4th. Today was his pre-op appointment. This is where the not me's come into play :o)

This morning I did not wake Kobe up at 7 am (way too early for him) and get him ready to drive 45 minutes away to go to the ENT. Kobe was not happy as could be to wake up at the butt crack of dawn (for him). When we got to the hospital at 8:45 am (appointment was at 9:10am) we did not have to wait until 9:30 to be called in, only to wait another forever in the Drs office. The ENT then did not say to me "since I explained this all last year, do you have any questions?" I of course had no questions because I am an old pro at this.

The ENT then did not send us upstairs to the APU (I do not remember what that means) department to set up all the surgery stuff. When we got upstairs we did not sit up there for an hour and a half only for a nurse to walk up to me and tell me that when they put Kobe to sleep they are going to use the face mask because it is such a quick surgery and she asked if he had any drug allergies. That was it, then she told us we could leave!!! Did we really just sit in that hospital all morning for nothing??? They could have done this over the phone with me!!!

I do not dislike military hospitals!!! For that matter I do not dislike all hospitals because they make you wait forever, for nothing!!!

Then as soon as we were done at the hospital, Kobe and I did not rush to the community center to work out (well Kobe played in the daycare part while Mamma busted her butt). Now Kobe is not knocked out sleeping while his Mamma wishes she could be knocked out right there besides him.

That's it for my Not me! Monday today. I'm sorry it wasn't more fun than that, I had a really crazy busy day today and wanted to get my post in before it got too late. I hope you all are having a wonderful Monday.


Pennie said...

Ugh! I feel for you, Helga! But, I'm glad he just needs the one surgery! It's interesting learning about life on base from you. Sometimes doctors and hospitals off-base can be like that, too. :) Hang in there!

Erin said...

Sounds so much like our experiences with surgeries. =) Sometimes I'd like to tell the nurses what their jobs are just so it can get done faster! I'm glad your son only needs one surgery! It's always nice to find out they need less than you expected.

Laura said...

Ugh, waiting at hospitals can be so annoying!! That's great there just needs to be one surgery though. He will do awesome.

Confessions From A Working Mom said...

Sometimes doctor's visits are such a waste of time!!! Grrrr. I hope this now toned-down procedure is quick and painless for your little man!


Brianne said...

Oh that sucks!! My son had tubes put in his ears in May and at one of the appointments with the ENT, they did a hearing test and then we were suppose to see the doctor to see if he definitely needed tubes. So y husband took off work to come with us. After the hearing test they bring up back to a room to wait for the doctor 20 minutes pass and the nurse comes in and say the doctor is not here and we were only schedule to have the test!! What!??! First that is the dumbest thing ever and why not tell us 20 minutes ago. So mad!