Back in June our son Jake begun having a bit of lung trouble. They call it Spontaneous Pneumothorax wherein the lung spontaneously collapses. Immediate family has of course known of it and thinking it was a passing thing, especially after the last “fix” (a chest tube insertion) done at an ER visit during the county fair in Indiana, I opted not to post anything about it…though it has been heavily on my mind. Last Monday the chest tube came out, at which point the specialists agreed that they should operate. Surgery is scheduled for Friday.
I think it’s crazy how so many in our family can go for years and years, with not so much as a root canal and then wham…2012 comes along and it seems like everyone is seeing way too many doctors and the inside way too many hospitals. Enough family. Enough now.
If I could trade you places you know I would. I would do it in a heart beat. I’d much rather it was me than you; any parent would feel the same. You are young and strong and you’ll bounce back in time for hockey. I know you’ll get back to full strength quickly, though I know it won’t be as fast as you would like.
Your Dad and I are so very thankful that what you have is a ‘condition’ and not some crazy, mean, incurable disease. We hope and pray this is the end of it and we can quit all these hospital, ER’s, x-rays, doctor appointments and junk from here on out. Okay? Okay.
Love you baby.