I can only tell because the light coming through the unmovable blinds is dimming and I am starting to feel hungry. Otherwise it is like a twilight zone when you have been in hospital for a while. Canned air set to a constant temperature of 'comfortable', beeps and pings which somehow disorient the mind just when it is relaxing, no view of the outside world at all. A faint smell of antiseptic and hand wash, mashed potatoes and floor cleaner. My son lies sleeping next to me right now, completely exhausted by his ordeal of the last 48 hours. He said before " my legs feel like they weigh a few tonnes each", and even a 10 meter walk from his bed to the fish tank down the hall is truly like running a marathon for him.
However, the positives far outweigh the negatives. He has been effectively operated on and the prognosis is all good. We caught it in time before any major damage was done. It didn't happen on the road or while camping in the bush somewhere unfamiliar. And now, I have time, away from housework and packing to play on the iPad for the first time!!!!
My apologies. When you are in the thick of things you assume that everyone else knows what's going on ( and thanks to Facebook, most people do!).
Flex had a perforated (burst) appendix and underwent keyhole surgery yesterday afternoon to remove it. His first real operation and he was so brave, strong and kept a twinkle in his eye throughout. Except when the morphine took hold and his eyes glazed over. That was yucky to see but I know it helped take the pain away for him. Phew! The curve balls you get thrown as a parent....now I will log off and just spend some time looking at my sleeping son. As they get older we spend less time doing this, but truly, they are so incredibly beautiful when they are asleep.