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Our poor five year old Bagel changed the family plans on Good Friday when we realized that she was having an appendicitis. We reacted as quickly as we could after realizing this kid has an incredible tolerance for pain. She was able to leave the hospital by Monday afternoon but we were given strict instructions to look for fever. When one showed up the next Saturday afternoon (7 days after surgery) we took her back to the hospital. She in fact had developed another huge pocket of infection that only began to effect her physically after an abscess grew to the size of a tennis ball. To combat that they give a different form on antibiotics and insert a drain tube. This procedure is done with ultrasound and x-ray while the child is under mild sedation.
While this precious child was being put into a wheel chair to escort her to the procedure she panicked and looked at me with her big green eyes. We talked all week about how taking her appendix out had helped her feel better. "What are they doing mom, their not going to put my 'pendix' back in, are they?"
So we were headed to Texas Children's Hospital to visit with Bagel for the boys night also letting Princess come again. This girl knew that we would show up at the hospital and then let the car be valet parked. Honestly I have found it to be a wonderful service at Texas Children's Hospital, it is only $1 more and so much more convenient when your mind is on a million other things. As we approached the hospital she knew the routine.
"Hey mom, do we need to get ready, are we going to "ballet" the car?" Princess asked. Without missing a beat Pickle responded, "What are you talking about, we can't teach the car to dance."