Monday, 21 July 2008

Going into hospital

Maia is going into hospital tomorrow to have her tonsils removed. She sees it as a big adventure and when we went in last week to meet the paediatric nurse and look around she wasn't fazed in the slightest. I think I'm going to have a harder time having never been overnight in hospital - luckily I've never been seriously ill and I had my two girls at home. I've seen books available to help with life changes/big events in children's life and have always wondered whether they are necessary. However, whilst in a charity shop I spotted a book on going into hospital for only 50p so I had to get it.

I'm so glad I did because Maia was really excited when she saw the front of the book and we've now read it every night. Having seen the nurse who told us what would happen, Maia really relates to the story and in fact tells me what's going to happen! She's really looking forward to the porter taking her to theatre on the trolley!

She went with her Dad this morning to pick up her grandparents from the airport, having been to Edinbrugh, for a couple of days, which meant I had time to paint with her sister. Cassia made a beautiful get well card - it took all of a minute before she said "All done".

Along with some books, a DVD, and jelly and ice cream Maia will hopefully not find it too bad - although everyone I talk to remembers it as the most painful thing they've had done (or should I say males say that because they haven't given birth!!!).
So the bags are now packed, the girls are asleep, I've had a beautiful aroma-bath (rose, frankincense and lemon) and now all that's left is for me to get some sleep! We're off first thing in the mornings so wish us luck!


nocton4 said...

Big LOVE and lots of ice-cream

Julie said...

Good Luck...Hope that it all goes well at the hospital. Sending Maia lot's of happy, smiley vibes! I am sure that beautiful get well card will put a big smile on her face...X

Jem said...

How is the little lady doing? XX