Emergency Maneuvers…

Life is a spewing fountain of surprises.

One minute you are enjoying a lovely bottle of wine on a Saturday night and the next moment you are rushing to the Emergency Room at NYU Langione.

That is the intro to, How I Spent My Weekend.

Got your attention?

When a mother’s cell rings at 8pm on a Saturday night and you know your daughter has party plans, you are not anticipating a “how’s it hanging, mom” conversation.

Warning lights when off in my head and by the time I said hello I was in full red alert.

My daughter was in excruciating pain and we quickly formulated a plan.

We sprinted to our car, Louboutins made it challenging, but it was quicker than a taxi and we headed to the hospital in the East 30s.

The ER staff was amazing and they fast tracked our daughter.

It was determined she needed immediate surgery.

NYU Langione Recovery Room

We gird our loins and waited.

The surgery went well and surprisingly, we were able to take her home crack of dawn on Sunday.

We had an impromptu pajama party, minus the s’mores, combing each other’s hair and scary stories.

Let me tell you no matter your age everyone needs an advocate and a caretaker.

Just like with the NY Giants surprisingly disappointing first round NFL draft pick, nothing turns out the way you plan it.

My brave, beautiful daughter is on the mend and compared to Saturday night, relatively pain free even with tons of carbon dioxide torturing her insides.

The past six months have taught me to anticipate the random curve ball and be prepared to handle the spin.


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