I don't know what was worse. The testing or Spousal Unit's reaction to the testing.
- At 8:58 PM What Now? said...
Oh my gosh, the entire thing sounds incredibly traumatic! When will the pediatric urology specialist visit happen? It must be so upsetting not knowing what's going on.
Warm thoughts on their way toward you and the Gadlet and Spousal Unit.
- At 9:11 PM Mimi said...
I think you're exactly right in you read of how you and SU react differently to the stressful situation: it sucked for everyone, and it's too bad, but totally no err, unheard of, that your coping mechanisms are not, shall we say, complementary.
(We've had this fight too. It's like we're both so scared for the poor wee baby that we kinda have to take it out on each other, just to relieve the pressure ...)
Here's hoping for the speedy and happy resolution of this all.
- At 12:57 AM Anonymous said...
I've never posted here before, just lurked. But I just had to tell you to hang in there. I have a 3 year old and a 16 month old, and the 3 year old has been for repeated ultrasounds where we can't get him to hold still. Today the doctor called and said, "let's just wait 6 months before we try again." I was so happy.
Anyway, my heart goes out to you. The best consolation is that, while you will be traumatized for years, the Gadlet will probably have forgotten about it within a couple of months.
- At 1:15 PM Scrivener said...
Sorry I've been such a bad blog reader and am so late responding, and much more sorry that you had to go through this. It certainly sounds traumatic to me. I have recently gone through some new rounds of realizing the limitations to my ability to protect my children from Scary Dangers, and it is definitely really, really scary and unsettling as a parent to have to do that. I suppose there's some sort of good lesson in there about being able to protect our children more effectively when we are aware of those limitations, but mostly I am still in the mode of being upset at the limitations. I don't know if my comment makes any sense at all, really, but I'm just going to publish it anyway. Hang in there.