Later, I decided to draw some cards, and pulled out my Mystical Kipper (Königsfurt-Urania, 2007) for a change.
Yuck, what a line-up! Here we have A Short Illness, Theft, and Prison. When I first saw them, I thought about my son going into hospital next week, and how that would steal my freedom and my me-time. Talking it over with a friend later (the hospital visit as opposed to the cards), I realised how upset I am about it for quite different reasons.
Depending on how the operation goes, they have said he'll have to be in hospital between 1 and 3 nights. Far worse, though, is that if there are complications they'll put him in an intensive care unit. The problem with that is it would be a closed ward, so I wouldn't be able to stay with him overnight, and would be restricted even in the times I could visit him. Not fun for any child to be in pain, in an unknown place with strangers. Worse yet for him, as he's non-verbal. It's unlikely most of the nurses will know the sign language he uses, so he won't be able to communicate at all! Imprisoned, with even his ability to make himself understood stolen away :(
Hopefully, it won't come to that! The only comfort I draw from the cards is that the first says a SHORT Illness. So, I pray he'll be back home quickly )O(