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It's almost like there are these periods where our relationship is smooth and steady, and then there are times when it's like standing on the edge of this gorgeous, wonderful waterfall and just letting yourself drop, knowing that there's a safe pool of water ready to catch you at bottom. You take the plunge and you're in wayyyy over your head, but oh man, it's exhilarating, it's breathtaking, it's just incredible and you feel better than you ever have before and the water is cool and refreshing and exactly what you needed.

Sam is my waterfall.

- LJ entry from 8/2005


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What the HELL prompted this?

So, Sean has a pretty sore throat. The last we heard about it?

Three days ago Sean demanded that we take him to a surgeon to have his tonsils out. AfterI told him that they don't DO that shit any more unless there are serious recurring infections of the tonsils, he went quiet about his throat. Sam looked at his throat and it was inflamed and red, classic sore throat. Tylenol and liquids and lozenges, right?

Tonight Sean tells Sam he can't sleep because his throat hurts too much. That he thinks he has a fever, etc.

Sam looks in there, and the kid has white patches on his throat, and a bit of a sore. Strep, most likely, and we're taking him to the doctor first thing tomorrow.

When asked why he didn't tell us sooner that his throat was hurting?

"Ma would have just given me the brush off."

I have never, EVER, not ONE FUCKING TIME brushed off a health concern for my kids. When they demand a surgery that isn't done any more, I tell them it's not done, but we check the damn throat and we treat the damn throat. If they need a doctor, we damn well get them to a doctor even though we don't have any health insurance and have to pay cash.

I am ripshit that this kid is sitting there trying to basically say "Ma doesn't care if I'm sick, so I won't tell them until I've reached a really bad point with being sick." Where the HELL does that little SHIT get off?

Fuck this. THIS is what I moved away from my daughter for?

Borderline symptom of the day: irateirate

He probably ran into another kid at school who told him about the really bad sore throat he had, and that they cured it by taking his tonsils out. Kids tend to forget that they don't always have the whole story... so he figured that you'd get his tonsils taken out and that would make the sore throat go away.

Not to mention that a sick child is a really, really cranky child.

I hope he feels better soon.