Sunday, December 04, 2011

Packing sucks!

We leave tomorrow morning for our trip to Detroit.  I am trying to stay strong...for Sophie.  And a piece of me is already starting to miss Elsa and Charlie.  I hate this.  I hate it so much.  But the possibilities that this trip may is worth every moment.

So my current thought...

What do I tell her?

We have told her we are going on a trip to see Dr. Chugani.  She knows who he is and she is kind of excited to stay in a hotel.  But we haven't told her anything beyond that.  Last time around, I didn't worry about this.  She wouldn't have understood anyway.  But this time?  This time is a whole different ballgame.  She is so smart.

I mean I have to tell her something.  Can you imagine waking up from brain surgery and not knowing what the heck just happened?!?!  So I have to prepare her somehow.  I just don't know how.


lisa said...

That is so hard. If it were Julia I would be hesitant to say anything because I know she would get upset, not even understanding what "surgery" is, just upset about hospitals and doctors being involved. But you're right, you have to tell her something. I can't believe its here. I will be thinking of you guys every step of the way.

happy's mommy said...

Oh honey...this just tears me up. I wish I had advice...but I just have tears and love.



Zoey's mom, Heather said...

I too, wish I had words of wisdom, but I have none. Because, perhaps, in the end, there are none.Just that minute to minute survival mode we have learned to operate under when we have these medically complicated children. I think the words will come to you when you need them. I really do.

Sending you with prayers of peace and strength for the days ahead.

Jennifer Mezines said...

Wow! I agree with what the others have said. I think the words will come to you when you need them to. Those child life specialists can be helpful. I do think she needs a little info pre-surgery, but I would keep it pretty general. Probably not necessary to go into too much detail with her.

Please, please let me know if you need anything. I am only a short drive away, and I would love to do something...if only it is just to come and bring you a coffee and a hug. I'm serious.

Call or text me anytime! 314-650-7952

I will be thinking about you nonstop, so you might as well let me do something!

Mrs. M said...

Ohhhh....! I've got nothing for you either. I have no idea what I would say if in your situation.
Thoughts and prayers to you and your little Sweetie.
Many hugs....