At bedtime, when she is at her most adorable, she likes to talk about what is happening next, the next day, the next week, or more often the next party. So tonight when she asked me to tell her what was happening next I led with the fact that she would be seeing her Granny and that it was because Mojo was going to hospital for a little operation. I told her it would be a busy and fun week, happy with that she went off to bed.
Ten minutes later she was shouting for me, crying and distressed.
'What's the matter baby?'
'Mummy....I don't want Mojo to go to hospital I want her to stay with me at home'
Never has a sentence uttered by a two year old nailed how I'm feeling so exactly.
Only after I'd told the story of when she was born (at a hospital) twice did she settle and accept that there was nothing to worry about. I must have used every possible derivation of 'don't worry' during my talk down.
Then I sat, with wine, and I started writing this.
The other thing I need to be wary of in relation to procedures like this one is pinning all my hopes on it being life-changing. This adenoidectomy should assist Mojo with her breathing, swallowing, excess secretions and even her eating. If it is able to achieve even half of what we've been told might be possible it would be amazing. If it improves her sleep that would be life changing not only for her but for us. All previous life-enhancing procedures have brought with them new problems, different challenges to adapt to so I await the curve ball which will appear once the dust settles this time around.
While this update is heavy on the self-indulgent angsting the last few weeks have also brought with them some of the best proper family times we've ever had. Not least of these highlights was the weekend we cared for the school baby chickens. I made a bit of a mini vlog mostly because my family were astounded that I, being reasonably pet-phobic had agreed to care for 9 chickens in my kitchen and wanted to see how I coped! Follow You Tube link to witness our pet prowess...
Click Here for Team Mojo's Chicken Adventures
Oh and P.S. say one for us tomorrow if you're so inclined.