I am so happy to have this chick under my wing for a bit. She was seriously shaken by her latest calamity. Rose will be on aspirin until the tiny hole in her heart is repaired. Her medical team feels that it will be safe to wait until after graduation (December)to do this out-patient procedure.
Rose had a meltdown with loud venting and crying in the cardiologist’s office. Two nurses swooped in for support. One patted her while the other gave her a pep talk. Nurse Dana told her that worrying is like rocking in a rocking chair. No matter how much you do it, it won’t get you anywhere. Bless these women.
The stress level has dropped in our family. We were all shaken by the stroke and the close calls involved. I suspect that Rose has some residual PTSD from the series of events. She almost refused the tPA!!! She has been going over the episode in her mind, over and over. I told her to write everything down to get it out of her thoughts.
As I write she is getting her hair done. She has seen many friends since she has been home. We will be shopping for shoes and a graduation dress. We will visit my mom in her new location. I want her mind elsewhere as much as possible.
We are trying to avoid the worry circuit. I call this ‘The Maze.’
We are all doing our best. I am grateful for family and friends and especially dedicated medical professionals.
Seizure Mama/Mama Hen/Big Chicken
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Thank you for the cardiologists and the epileptologist.
Now there is such a thing as planned or ritualised worrying.
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