Some time between 1am and 8pm on July 5th, my nine-year-old daughter’s appendix perforated.
We are lucky, really. Working at Microsoft, I have some of the best health care in the US. That says quite a bit. She is resting comfortably, now, at Children’s Hospital in Seattle, ranked by US News and World Report magazine as the #12 pediatric hospital in the US and the best on the west coast.
I would hate to think what would have happened if I didn’t have health insurance (47 million Americans do not),
I thank God my baby is alive. I’ll take a little time off from blogging for a while to tend my family. See y’all soon.
Update: My beautiful child came home from the hospital on July 15th, after 10 days, some eventful, some restful, some frustrating. We took every day as it came. Thanks to all who sent us your prayers and kind thoughts. It helped.
4 thoughts on “A little forced time off”
Nick, best wishes to your daughter for a speedy recovery. I hope she gets well soon. Leo
Words fail me.
Good Luck to your "no longer quite so little" one.
One thing no one ever warned me about parenthood was the low level terror that just hangs around the edges.
People told me about the joy. Just not the other stuff.
Best wishes and thoughts to you and your family
My Prayers are with your and yours..