Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Bilateral Ureteral Reimplantation

Not as bad as it sounds, it turns out.

Our four-year-old handled surgery like a champ. Of all the aspects of her hospital stay and the requisite intrusions on her personal space, only the oral doses of Tylenol with Codeine warranted dramatic protests (which only made her prescription more attractive to me).

It always comes down to the medicine. Even though she is watching Mary Poppins At This Very Moment, she is not amused by my reminders that a Spoonful of Sugar (or M&M's) Makes the Medicine Go Down. In fact, I predict some Medicine Throwdowns in our near future, since we came home with three different kinds.

Me: Look, this one is raspberry flavored.
Her: How do you know, Mom?
Me: It says it, right here. It tastes like raspberries. You love raspberries.
Her: (wrinkling her nose, looking skeptical) How do you know it actually tastes like raspberries? Why don't YOU TRY IT, MOM?

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