Rex is better

I can see clearly now…the rain, you know, it’s gone.

We had our post op appointment with Rex and all has gone well.  He should be in far less pain now.  The smile is back on his face. These pictures were taken the morning of his surgery and Vivien offered him different toys to see which one would bring him comfort.

Of course, nervous mom forgot all of them.  But, we were there as soon as he woke up from surgery, so I think it was okay.

To celebrate I took him to the park so he could run around.

“Go, Rex go. You’ve been cooped up long enough”.

I really couldn’t think about anything else for this past week unless it was really simple.  Bagel or cereal, cream or half and half.  More than that was a struggle.  And I found it very hard to be funny.  I’m emceeing Digital Content Newfront in NYC next week, a day long affair that brings online content and would be advertisers together.  I was working a funny video with Digitas to run at the event and just couldn’t wrap my head around it.  I finally called a comic friend and just talked about it and then the engine fired up. But, I needed a jump start. I also just needed to talk about something else.

This only reinforces the respect I have for parents who have chronic illnesses, or serious problems.  Geez, it’s all consuming and I’m exhausted. But, so relieved.

2 thoughts on “Rex is better

  1. That is one beautiful baby.

    Oh, no wonder you’re smiling like that.

    What you wrote made me think why all my pictures of me the first year of life with all 3 of mine, are so dismal.

    All 3 of our kids were born with asthma: and that first year with uncountable ER visits did me in.

    I never thought of it that way…I lived and breathed Their Health all day, all night.

    Never thought of it…wish I could’ve been kinder to myself. I was so hard on myself, why didnt’ I eat? Or have energy? Or socialize more.

    I just realized it now with what you wrote: I was all consumed.

    Thank you, I now have a new found admiration for myself and what I went through.

    I really chastised myself b/c I couldn’t do playdates, etc.

  2. Great pictures Daphne!! You look like a Romancing the Stone version of Kathleen Turner in the last one!!

    Glad to hear that Rex is doing well. My husband doesn’t get the thing about kids’ problems being all-consuming. I do. And it doesn’t have to be health issues only. I find myself stymied when any of mine are having a really hard time with school or friends or sports or whatever. Living a sort of “just get me through the day” mentality.

    Parenting. It sucks the life right out of you…

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