Thursday, 28 January 2010

To Pee Or Not To Pee

To pee, or not to pee: that is the question:

Whether ‘tis nobler in the pipes to suffer

The slings and arrows of dodgy plumbing

Or to take a scalpel against the seized u-bends

And by a nip and tuck mend them? To plumb: to leak

No more; and by a surgery to say we end

The heart-ache and the thousand wet nappies

That we changeth daily, ‘tis a consummation

Devoutly to be wish’d.

Yesterday, after many false starts, we met with the surgeon in charge of Rory's future plumbing. There's much to consider. He's got some developmental ground to make up before we can even consider fitting him with a new run-off pipe. It's a lot to take on board. Is it wrong to be relieved that the surgery is on the long finger? I couldn't cope with another major theatre episode.

With sincere apologies to Mr. Shakespeare, but I if were indulged, I fear you may get the full belt of a very long soliloquy. I'll spare you the pain and go instead to research the latest in juvenile plumbing.

Anyone got a secondhand copy of that revered tome: Bladder Augmentation for Beginners ?




steph said...

Would a copy of "Plumbing for Dummies" be of any use? ;-)

Glad to hear the appointment actually happened anyhow. That was a major achievement in itself!

I don't blame you for wanting a break from surgery (I know the feeling well!). Anyway, Rory is on a roll right now with his new life in school and it would be a great pity to interrupt that progress.

It's possible of course that this difficult decision may be taken out of your hands if Rory's situation changes but here's hoping you get plenty of time to plan his surgery according to everyone's needs.

Now, get on with your homework!!!

I'm off to watch 'A Gift of Life'.

AnnB said...

I tried 'Plumbing for Dummies' and it was too advanced for me!!