Thursday, June 29, 2006

If I Had a Hammer...or why it's better that I do not...

Thomas is doing well. Surgery to put in the new port tomorrow, hopefully in the morning, and then we'll go home Saturday or sooner. Barring any weirdness.


Also, can I get this off my chest? When we get done with cancer, I am going to buy one of the machines they use to infuse meds in the hospital. And a hammer. I have a hammer, but I'm getting a new, special, shiny one. I am going to find an empty lot. And I am going to smash the daylights out of that thing like the guy and the copier in Office Space. I mean, really smash it.

I'm not kidding. Imagine this happening next to your and your sleeping baby's bed five to six times a night:

Beeeeeeeeep beeeep [turning on]

Bip bip bip bip bip bip bip [programming]

.........nothing, infusing for 10 min. to an hour.........

BEEP BEEP BEEP BEEP BEEP BEEP BEEP BEEP BEEP BEEP BEEP BEEP [10 beeps Letting us know it'll stop within five minutes]

......nothing, infusing for five minutes........

BEEP BEEP BEEP BEEP BEEP BEEP BEEP BEEP BEEP BEEP BEEP BEEP BEEP and so on until Mom throws herself on the "off'" button.

On a triple-antibiotic night like last Monday, that's around one hundred and fifty nightly beeps . barring any beeping irregularities with the TPN machine.


One day, Stupid Infusion Machine, TO THE MOON.


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4 Comments:

At 6:40 AM, Blogger sarah's_mom said...

AAaahhhh. Must have been a Lonnnnnnnnng nite!!! The wonder of it is,is that Thomas actually SLEEPS thru most of that! How DOES he do that?!!! I am guessin' it is because he KNOWS without a doubt that he is being cared for by the bestest mommy/daddy in the world and some really great medical staff as well. Hang in there sweet Sarah. Just remember "cbw!" I love you.

 
At 7:28 AM, Blogger Wedding Girl said...

Oh, man. Can I be there to document the smashing? I hate beeps, too.

 
At 8:39 AM, Blogger sandylandy said...

*sings gangsta music in the background*

That sucka's goin' DOWN!

 
At 6:40 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

How wonderful that you can maintain your humor in your situation! One of my Bible Study friends had similar experiences with her daughter when she was 3. It's so hard to do what mommy and daddy have to do, even when it hurts their baby. Her daughter is now grown and married. God bless your family!

 

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