Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Small miracles...

2 small things happened today that were so amazing in my house, I almost cried.

#1- This may seem like nothing to most of you, but Hannah took Motrin for her knee pain today.  This child has not taken ANY medications since having surgery at age 4.  I had to hold her down and force Tylenol and Motrin into her when she had a 104 fever with her chicken pox.  She twisted her ankle really bad last year and literally hopped around for 2 days rather than take anything.  It's been this weird side-effect since she was sick, she just decided medicine was bad and always refused to take it.  And today, she completely willingly took it for nothing more than a twisted knee that will probably be better by morning.

#2- I was teasing her (because she whines dramatically when she's hurt even a little) that if she didn't stop she was going to have to have the doctor check it.  She asked if that meant an xray (because apparently those are really cool) and I said "Nope, right to cat scan with you!"...then it happened.  She looked at me and said, "What's a cat scan?"

She is really forgetting most of it.  Yes, it traumatizes her for a day or two when we go to the oncologist but she really forgets the worst of it.  She doesn't remember the surgery.  She doesn't remember being held down to get 4 attempts at an IV so she could be sedated and get her CT.  She doesn't remember any of that.  I don't think there's any way to explain how amazing it is to realize your child has finally forgotten the most painful & traumatic thing that has happened to her.