Thursday, August 03, 2006

Tonsillectomygate '06


First, I would like to lodge a formal complaint. I thought that you weren't supposed to be able to talk after getting your tonsils ripped out by the roots? Turns out that this is a hope-raising LIE. And Tylenol with Codeine? Not an attitude adjuster, also as hoped. I'm just sayin'.

Ok, so all went well. Thanks to the wonders of modern medicine, the actual procedure took about 20 minutes. She was out of recovery in about 2 hours. A big change from yesteryear when you stayed in hospital at least overnight. (Not that I know, personally. I still have mine. Makes me feel kinda special.) Everyone at Children's Hospital was great, except some dumb broad in billing. I soon had her straightened out. The anesthesia made The Girl nauseous most of the first day, but that passed. Yesterday and today she's been talking less, but still ornery. She thinks that I'm pushing her to drink more liquids only as a part of my diabolical plan to drive her insane. I can't seem to convince her that I've put that plan on hold for now and that her insistence on continuing the Tween Crappy Attitude and Refusal To Co-operate Just Because is making me slightly frantic with the aforementioned pushing of the aforementioned liquids.

That's the fascinating update. I'm going to take advantage of the blissfully overcast, cool weather here (70 degrees, people. In August. It is, indeed, a miracle.) and do something creative. After shoveling off the kay-rap that is covering my work area. Meh.

Now to go and push liquids. You know, because I am mean and cruel and moronic. Like all mothers of tweens.

21 comments:

hannah m. said...

hmmmmm......
let me think......
i just shoved two glasses of ice tea and two otter pops (mmmmm...good food coloring) down (painfully by the way) my throat for you.....geez lay off the victim of having thier tonsils ripped out by the roots.....

i think the reason i can talk is the fact that i have had worse throat pain then this and since this is just like a usual strep battle......(only slightly more icky phlegm taste)....im used to it therefore a little more immune..


as for the codeine stuff that works but it really burns when u first take it.....not to mention the thoroughly disgusting flavor.....


well thats my comment

hannah m. said...

p.s.

YAY first comment!!!!

Teri M. said...

Yay for Otter Pops, but it's hardly been two full glasses of ice tea, missy. Cold is good for you, per a professional.

hannah m. said...

o well hey and how 'bout a lil' advertisin' of the fact that there is a new blog on your links....(even though its at the very bottom).......huh, huh, huh????...


i have inherited your blogging skills i hope you know.....


plus i can do this!! ♥♥♥


do you know how to do that i think not!!!!


ha me and my fancy lil ♥'s......hehehehehe

hannah m. said...

said proffesional is not thinking about the whole swallowing being harder than it looks factor.....now are they????????



♥ ya!!!!


hehehehehehehehe


my word verif. says ew

Teri M. said...

I can not believe that my own spawn is being a troll on my blog. Of course the said professional knew that it would be hard to swallow. The cold makes it easier. Sheesh. Do you see what I'm dealing with here, people?? ::sob::

Katherine said...

Oh, may God give you strength. I coudn't do it. I bow down to you, O' Mother Saint of a teenage girl. God Bless

bobealia said...

Um, even if she couldn't talk, obviously, she can sit up and type comments on your blog, so there is no winning. Not sick enough. I had to stay overnight. I threw up blood too...
Oh, uh, did I forget to mention that codeine made me cranky and weepy? Sorry. Left that lovely part out. I think I cried at every turn.
Goodluck!!!

hannah m. said...

see.....the codiene doesnt help with 'tude



♥ ha my hearts!

hannah m. said...

plus i have to be able to swallow the cold to make it work....

Mel said...

LMAO!!! Teri, I do believe that you have my child's soul-twin over there. They would prolly get along swimmingly.
(Although mine can't make little hearts, so... Hannah wins this round.)
:)

Mama P said...

If I were Hannah, I'd ask for a buck for every time she takes a swallow of liquid. You're both happy, just one is a little richer.

hannah m. said...

HEY!!!


I shank you immensly for the tip!!

Teri M. said...

Katherine: LOL - thank you!!

Bo: Gee, thanks. ;)

Mel: You have no idea how glad I am to hear that. I am inordinately gleeful when I hear that I. am. not. alone. ;)

MamaP AND Hannah: Ack. AAAAACK!!!!

hannah m. said...

i still think it was good idea


hannah m. said...

heyy ar ethe pics up on your comp?

hannah m. said...

u need to post!!

Lena said...

Ooooh. I hope she's recovering quickly! Lots o' ice cream. ;)

hannah m. said...

I WANT YOU TO AT LEAST MENTION MY BLOGG!!! V_V

R. Robyn said...

God bless your heart Teri. You're doing the right thing by nursing her back to health.

I'm kidding. Hannah, I hope you feel better, and give your mom a break!

Teri M. said...

Lena: Thanks! It seems to have only slowed her down for a couple of days. Or should that be "daze"? (Daze = Me)

robyn: lol - now we know why some animals eat their young. ;)

H-bug: Stop shouting in my comments, ya spaz. (luv u, baby.)