Friday, August 1, 2008

Still No Answers

I'm a little frustrated to say the least. I received an email yesterday from N's doctor stating that they never had their meeting due to an emergency surgery in Portland on Monday and then he had two full days of cath labs at OHSU. Now he is going out of town today for a medical missions trip. Soooo, no answers yet. He did apologize for how long this is all taking but he said he wanted to be sure that he and his colleagues came up with the "right" answer for my daughter. Which I appreciate very much but at the same time I'm so tired of waiting. We also have some scheduling concerns with Joel needing jaw surgery and N starting kindergarten soon.

What we have decided to do is schedule Joel's surgery within the next couple of weeks. Joel has had braces on his teeth for over a year and now that they are straight he requires jaw surgery to correct his under bite/cross bite. He will have his jaw wired shut and subsist on a liquid diet for 2 weeks after that. I really, really wish he didn't have to go through all that. I'm even having sympathy claustrophobia just at the very thought of him not being able to open his mouth even if he needs/wants to! Now some people I know (you know who you are!) have graciously pointed out that it might be a good thing that Joel can't open his mouth for so long. I can't say that the thought has not crossed my mind (I'm just kidding Joel). In all seriousness, I enjoy talking to my husband and dread having such limited communication with him. I know he will be able to talk through his teeth but I imagine that will get very tiring.

As far as school goes, I'm buying school clothes and hoping for the best!


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Patman said...

Joel can't talk!! WooHoo!! Since I'll be off on maternity leave, can Joel and I go to the movies Mrs. Hilty???

Hilty Sprouts! said...

Yes, you boys go run along and have fun. Stay out of trouble! Ha ha.


amber said...

I am so sorry about the fiasco surrounding your daughter's MRI report. I really, really hope you find out something soon.

And bummer about Joel's 2 weeks on a liquid diet. I can give you some green drink recipes to liquify things from the garden! I bet he'd love that... :0)

Becky said...

Sounds like my husband is going to be a lot of help with his maternity leave, huh? Ha ha....

Seriously...I'm sorry you don't have the answers you need. Soon, I hope.

See you tomorrow!