Friday, July 30, 2010

What Matters

If you follow me on Twitter you probably already know that we had a scare with our daughter Larkyn this week. Long story short, she fell off a play structure at day camp (about 6 ft) and fractured her radius quite badly as well as her elbow. After about 7 hours at CHEO we were home trying to figure out how to adjust to the new reality. We will know in one week's time whether or not she will require surgery to correct the elbow or not.

I just wanted to thank everyone at CHEO for their work and everyone who responded to my panic stricken tweets throughout the process, it is great to see the outpour of support from people all over the globe (Larkyn had a book dropped off by a local author, has a stuffed animal in the mail from a friend in Edmonton, and is expecting postcards from overseas from another).

Clearly I didn't have time to write anything this week, I was taking care of what matters most. The whole experience left me drained, and truthfully frustrated when I popped into work to take care of some things before being off for week that was originally reserved for some quiet time for my wife and I. Quiet time, which will now dedicated to the joint care of our daughter.

This was the first real emergency we have ever had with our children and the immediacy of the situation made me question what really matters in life.

Thanks for reading, and thanks for your continued support, we appreciate it.

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