Get well soon Son1

It’s been a rough week for us, but surgery does have its upsides if you’re 8 and being operated on by a guru surgeon who flies in from Mumbai for just a couple of days every six weeks. That upside, for my son at least, was no choice in dates: hence the two weeks off school he’s getting.

I’m (supposedly) doing a little bit of homeschooling with him while he convalesces – the extent of which so far has been reading the get-well cards from his classmates.

They arrived at the hospital in a big packet, and were such a lovely boost at a time when we all really needed it.

More than half the cards featured the Titanic - his classmates know him well it seems!

More than half the cards featured the Titanic – his classmates know him well, it seems!

I just love how this one says who it's illustrated and 'wrote' by at the bottom.

I just love how this one says who it’s illustrated and ‘wrote’ by at the bottom.

And there's this one, from one of the girls in his class, with a 'get-out-of-hospital' escape plan. (A way out, good thinking!)

And there’s this one, from one of the girls in Grade 2, with a ‘get-out-of-hospital’ escape plan. (A way out, good thinking!)

But it was this one, wishing him the 'best holiday' and the 'best day ever',  that really made me laugh. "I think I'll see you in Grade 3," he adds! I certainly hope you'll see him back at school long before then - as there's only so much Baileys this mummy can drink.

But it was this card, wishing him the ‘best holiday’ and the ‘best day ever’, that really made me laugh. “I think I’ll see you in Grade 3,” adds the writer. I certainly hope you’ll see Son1 back at school long before then – as there’s only so much medicinal Baileys this mummy can drink!

And here he is, with all the get-well cards. It was so good to see him smiling again.

And here he is, with all the get-well cards. It was so good to see him smiling again.

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6 Responses to Get well soon Son1

  1. M says:

    *hugs* to all you guys. I hope and pray that he recovers soon.

  2. Cherry says:

    So sweet. This “memory” definitely warrants being scrabooked, Marianne! Hugs to both of you. I’d try some other “medicinal” fluids. Baileys just sounds too sweet:)

  3. MsCaroline says:

    Awww – rough time for Mummy as well as #1 – but I do hope the worst is past and it sounds like he’s been in excellent hands. Looks like he has been handling it like a real trooper! So funny the way his classmates view his ‘holiday’ – reminds me of when I was young and was jealous because I didn’t have my tonsils out as so many of my friends did. As I understood it, all it involved was taking a brief nap and then waking up to eat all the ice cream you wanted…

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