Thursday, May 23, 2013

Caller ID

Remember when caller id was futuristic?  I remember thinking how cool it would be if you could see who was calling before you picked up the receiver and if I would ever be in a world where you could make a phone call and see the person while you spoke (Skype). 

Being able to see who is calling is the norm these days.  If I don't recognize the number 9 out of 10 times I will choose not to answer the phone.  And sometimes if I do know who is calling I still won't answer the phone :)  But some numbers make my heart race. 

When I see a certain "891" exchange, I know it is the elementary school.  I have a great relationship not just with "Christian's" teacher, but with the ladies in the front office and the clinic.  They all know that if they are in doubt about whether or not to give me a call regarding Christian that I would prefer them to call.  I would rather drop in to the clinic, check him out, infuse if necessary and send him back to class.

Fortunately I have a job that allows me the flexibility to run to the school when I need to.  My husband too.  Between the both of us we are able to check on Christian regularly and this has empowered the staff at his school to feel good about his care.

This week has been a crazy week in going back and forth to the school to check on Christian and give extra infusions.  We do what we have to so that he can stay in school.  We have a half day to go before he becomes a "big second grader" :)

You never know when that phone call is going to be a "little" something that you can treat with factor and a hug and a kiss, or if it is a "big" something that will change your entire day (or week) by needing to go to the treatment center or the hospital.

I hope that as school ends and summer approaches that we all get a little break from the running back and forth and get a chance to breathe.  The new school year will be here before you know it! 

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