this morning i had a very pressing engagement so michael had to go to the doctor on his own. we weren’t sure what to expect at the doctor – his leg doesn’t really look like it’s changed all that much since he got out of the hospital. i was thinking it might look an eensy bit better, but that could also be wishful thinking. michael was hoping my wishful thinking was correct, but he wasn’t convinced that there’d been any change. so we figured the we’d let the doctor be the judge.
and his ruling? a referral to the surgeon. because he was thinking amputation might be the answer. amputation. as in lets just cut off the entire leg. we weren’t totally aware that the outcome of this situation might be leg removal. that seems mighty serious. i’m not saying we didn’t know this was mighty serious – even worse case scenario life terminating serious. but to suddenly jump from oral antibiotics to amputation?? that seems drastic. luckily the surgeon’s thoughts were more in line with ours than with the doctor’s. because he said we weren’t there – yet. so, michael was given more antibiotics and another appointment was scheduled. he has a trip to the states in september. i’m gonna go ahead and set him up an appointment to see a doctor while he’s there. you know, for a second opinion. it couldn’t hurt.
and just what was the very pressing engagement that kept me from going to the doctor with michael? this morning was the new student orientation at the kids’ school. my kids aren’t new students, but i’d said i’d help. and it was also supposed to be when we could get a peek at the class lists. we’ve got lots of wondering about what teachers we’re gonna have and who we’re gonna be in class with going on. but today i got only 1/3 of that situation worked out. i pretty much have s10’s teacher/class figured out. and it’s good for him. a13 really wants to know, but for her i got nothing. c16 doesn’t seem to care and that makes it easy for me. as long as he gets the biology, chemistry, algebra 2 situation sorted. even more important than finding out school stuff was the opportunity to test drive my new ‘do. i got it cut last week – no shorter than it’s been before. but yesterday i had an impromptu d.i.y. coloring session. because the hairdye was on clearance. i’m not 100% sure that a good deal on hairdye is good enough reason to color.