Remember that post from just hours ago about health issues? Well, Z and I just got back from spending a few hours at the emergency room.
Z has a severe sinus issue and will be having surgery in 2 1/2 weeks to fix it, but today was a terrible day, and it ended in the ER. At first I thought it was due to complications from the sinus issue but turns out I was wrong. He has the flu. Yup. On top of all that poor child has gone through, and will go through, he has the flu.
I’m not posting this for sympathy or anything like that, I just need to tell you all one thing: My son is an amazing person.
During the ER visit, he stole the hearts of every person he came in contact with. I kept hearing things like:
“What a polite boy!”
“He’s so nice!”
“I wish all our patients were like this one.”
“Oh my… I love this boy.”
“This makes my night.”
What behavior warranted these responses?
He raised his hand to ask questions.
He asked thoughtful questions.
He considered each question thoughtfully and answered very specifically and very clearly.
He thanked each person who dealt with him. Many times.
As we were leaving, he called out with a wave, “Thank you! Thank you all!”
And he told me, “My other doctors are nice, but these doctors are the nicest ever” as we were leaving. The attending doctor just happened to be around the corner and heard him as we walked out.
I love this boy, no doubt about that. He is sweet and compassionate and kind and loving. He is sick, but he will be better. But no matter what — sick or well — this child is a priceless treasure and I am so proud of him and so happy to be his mom.