Tuesday, March 17, 2009

A little luck after all....

To distract Lily from the trip to the doctor, we made an impromptu visit to her preschool to deliver some St. Paddy's day necklaces. She was so excited to see her friends and it showed as she practically chucked the green necklaces at them and made a bee line for the play area. After a quick visit- we were off to our appointment.

I found parking- our luck must be picking up. Lily borrowed a toy from the onc clinic- I had to pick up synera patches(numbing for port access) for tomorrow. We check in at the orthopedic clinic. There is no record of her appointment or referral. Of course not- I like to go through this routine for fun. I explain what happened, who I talked to, who they talked to and that really I thought they were being waaaaay overly cautious since she was an oncology patient(for once the oncology patient in question was not dancing about flaunting her lil bald head, but huddled under the desk trying to see how dirty she could get). I can't say if that magically produced the appointment- but we got an escort back to the treatment area. Other than Lily leaping of the table and running down the hall screaming NOOOOOOOOO - I think it went well. Well- it went well because they did NOT have to cast her, because THAT would have been a boatload of fun. Since she has advanced bone age from the tumor hormones, it's hard to tell if it's a break, artifact, what not. But despite that she was screaming through the physical exam- she did use it and it didn't seem to be bothering her. Cheerio- Good day, I said good day sir. Peace and we're out. Come back if it bothers her....perfect...I will. "mom- where's nee nee?" Oh crap. The appointment took all of 15 minutes AND now we'll have to retrace all our steps. Then- in walks Miss Florence who I am personally going to nominate for sainthood- with nee-nee! That probably concludes our string of luck for this year. It was nice while it lasted.


  1. Hi Jen, You continue to amaze me. It must be your dad's gene's. You are so full of life and you give that to the kids. I love you more every day. Lily looks ambivalent with her class. She is an old soul in that atmosphere. Glad there's no cast. Lily is allowed to be a free spirit!!YEAH!!!!Love, Mom (Grandma)

  2. So glad you had a good outcome in a short time for this at least. What a cool school! Everyone looks so Irish in their green necklaces too, especially you, Lily the Lovely. Happy St. Patrick's Day to all--Love, Grandma

  3. Yippey!!!

    I think some good luck traveled to Hawaii after all that green beer I drank last night after my "energy moving massage." (just joking)

    Seriously,, it's nice to hear good things!

    Tracy H.

  4. Courtney & ShaydenMarch 19, 2009 at 12:09 AM

    Hiyee aunty Jen!!

    Please wish lily a happy be-lated birthday from shayden and I. I tried on the actual day but I was having technical difficulties. :)

    Much much love,

    -courtney and shayden



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