This week, I was all prepared to do another Me Time post, but who am I kidding? This week, me time will be hard to come by. I am planning to go out tonight with the ladies, so at least that's something.
I just got back from the grocery store to stock up on soft/liquid foods because this Wednesday, my 3-year-old Ryah, will have a minor surgery. We don't know exactly what it is, but she has something similar to a cyst on the underside of her tongue and according to the doctor, it won't go away on its own and may cause other problems down the road. So, it must come out. This wouldn't be such a big deal except how many 3-year-olds do you know who will sit still while a doctor works in their mouth? Yup, she's going under.
This freaks me out!! I realize it's a simple procedure but the idea of anesthesia on a child worries me. You always read/hear about people who have had complications due to anesthesia so of course, I keep imagining the worst case scenario. When I spoke to the doctor, he said that normally, they try to gas children instead of using IVs but because she's having surgery on her mouth, he doesn't know if they'll be able to do that. The fact that he's willing to try is comforting and we're hoping that they can alternate gassing with doing the surgery. It may take longer to do the procedure, but it would be safer for her.
So, hoping for the best. I'm sure she'll be fine, but heck, I'm a mom and moms worry. It's what we do; I'm pretty sure it's in our job description. That and the ability to kiss it all better. Good thing I stocked up on chapstick too!