Last week we got a phone call from MUSC.  When I saw "Charleston" come up on the caller id I knew what it was.  My heart pounded a little faster before I answered.

"Mrs. Carter, I'm calling to reschedule Derrick's cath date."

"Okay," I said, thinking it would be changed a few days or so.

"The next date we have available is umm June 7th, 12th, or 13th.  Which one works best for you?" she said nonchalantly.


"Yes ma'am.  Is a Tuesday or a Thursday better for you?"

Where is the none of the above option?  I hung up and called Justin with the "OMG you're not going to believe this!" call, then called Dr. S.  My real concern was that back in November Dr. S decided that he would rather move surgery up from the end of the summer to right after his birthday.

I left Dr. S's nurse with these two questions: Is there a reason that D's surgery timeline was pushed up back in November?  If there's no real urgency to do the early May surgery are we safe to wait until the end of the summer?

I was not happy with June for multiple reasons.  First of all, I could almost predict 100% that he would get bumped again in June, either cath, surgery, or both.  Kids who are in school have to have surgery in the summer, babies are born and emergencies happen.  With a full surgery schedule I'm sure it would happen.  And this mama's emotions just can't handle that over and over.  Second, June is right slap in the middle of the summer.  He has a swimming pool in his back yard that we got for HIM.  I was not ok with June.

Selfish?  Petty?  Stupid?  Probably.  But he's my boy and I want him to have as much fun as humanly possible and June just didn't work for that.

Dr. S said an end of the summer surgery was totally fine so I called "miss-nonchalant-I-don't-understand-why-it-matters-to-change-a-cath-date-so-much" back and changed the date.  I took the latest date on the schedule and felt all better.

July 30th it is.

I was bummed.  It takes a lot mentally to prepare for this.  I had given up my class, Justin had re-worked his schedule, D was getting ready to have his last day at school, etc. But you know what, we get to enjoy the whole summer with our boy and for that, I couldn't be more excited!!  

Now rain, rain, go away!  We're ready to go outside and play!! :)


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