I'm doing much better now, thanks! I've had time to research things and ask more questions and I feel that we are doing the right thing in removing "the thing" even though my motherly instincts automatically object to someone slicing my into daughter's skull with a knife!
I didn't even tell you that the day after we met with the surgeon and scheduled the surgery, my daughter fell from her tree swing and needed four staples in her head. I was at lunch with a friend when I get a frantic call from my son asking if I am on the way home. I am not. So my husband grabs the phone and says, meet me at the ER, she cut her head badly.
Oh the blood! I know that head wounds bleed profusely, but there really is nothing to prepare you for seeing your child's clothing almost completely soaked in blood, as well as most of her hair. Poor baby, luckily the staff saw all the blood and let us in immediately, without doing all that check-in routine.
All I can say is that I'm glad it wasn't on my watch. My husband is a first responder, so it was probably a good thing that he was the one to handle it. I mean, I don't think I would have done horribly, but I'm sure I would have freaked out a bit more than the situation would have needed.
But, something happened to my husband yesterday that gave me the biggest laugh I have had in a very long time, and I feel the need to share it with you. Hopefully I can convey it well enough and it doesn't turn into a "Well, you had to be there" type of thing.
He had gone to the post office and to Costco by himself. He came back and I was in the living room with the kids and watched him (not in a stalkerish way) as he walked down the hallway to our bedroom.
I saw something circular and bright yellow on the back of his shorts, and I called out to him that he had something on his butt. Turns out that somehow he had gotten one of our daughter's stickers on his shorts. And the sticker just to happened to be a large pair of yellow googly eyes.
He pulled it off, looked at it, and he said, "Damn, and here I thought all the chicks were checking me out because I have such a great ass."
OK, yeah, maybe you had to be there.