Tuesday, August 12, 2008

VB 4, C 0

"Code Blue".

We all know what that means -- at least, those of us who have kept at least one medically-related show in our viewing repertoire since the dawn of television. When you're sitting in the lobby of Chez Healing, eating a bagel sandwich while your son sleeps two floors above you in an MRI machine, your mind goes places when you hear those words over the intercom.

Somewhere nearby a life is possibly ending. Did anyone see it coming? Is this how they expected it to turn out? What hopes and dreams are suddenly being placed into the "never mind" pile? Are the parents there, watching this unfold?

Will George Clooney or Noah Wyle show up in time to save them?


I'm going to hell, I think to myself as I move beyond my shallow curiosities and focus on the breakfast food before me. Of course, I understand that this belittling of what is most certainly a nightmare for someone is my own emotional defense, designed to keep myself from going down the road of envisioning, feeling, preparing...

But there is no need to fear the worst today. Once again VB returned from his MRI a little groggy from the anesthesia, but still "free of disease".

A day without our own Code Blue -- a good day indeed.

12 comments:

Lainey-Paney said...

Happy Good Day. Happy to hear the good clean MRI news.

:)

Francesca Giessmann said...

Just GREAT !!!!!!!! Really GREAT !!!!!

Fez said...

Woohoo! You have given me the best birthday gift yet with this news!

Love,
H

goldenbicep said...

What a refief. Thanks for sharing the good news. You'd think there would be a way to have dosages keep up with VB's growth so you can stop being scared so often. But then again, "you'd think" lots of things that aren't.
Here's to more lighthearted days!

the manny said...

Fantastic news! : D

Anonymous said...

Great News!! I saw the little man on Monday...he was playing on the computer...which I heard is his favorite. Miss you guys!

~Miss Beth

Papa Bradstein said...

Great news. I've been nervous since your last post...not nearly as nervous as you, I'm sure, but you're all in my thoughts.

TwoBusy said...

You're not going to hell -- in fact, your good news is an indication that you're leaving it behind.

Huge congrats on what I'm sure must be a substantial sigh of relief for you & yours...

mumma boo said...

Hooray! Hooray!

Anonymous said...

Hooray for VB!!!! I miss all of you. This news made my day!!!!!

Amy

Anonymous said...

SUPER NEWS! Joanne

Anta said...

Late to this but so extremely thrilled for VB!!! He's one brave little soldier.
When you've been burnt, the defence mechanisms are instinctive...don't feel bad Vampdaddy, you've had more than enough of your share of hell. Relish in the good times, no matter the context, because they're just too much of an important milestone for you to have to shoulder everyone else's burdens. It's not selfishness...its reality.