Thursday, August 21, 2008

I Wish You All Could Have Heard This Conversation

This all took place during one phone conversation. How we went from Maddie's surgery to Munchausen's is still unknown to me. Those two topics are not related whatsoever. I don't think anyone with Munchausen's can create multiple holes in their child's heart without leaving evidence.

(Discussing all the changes that have been made since Maddie's heart surgery has been re-scheduled for September 2)

Katie: "Ok, so I changed my flight down, I cancelled Brian and the kids, I re-scheduled our Orlando flights, changed the Orlando house rental dates (they actually remembered who I was since this has been the third change I've made), and made two different arrangements for the kids while I'm gone. OH - AND DROVE MY HUSBAND COMPLETELY INSANE."
Lila/Mom: "This is the most complicated surgery we've ever had. I feel like I'm under the knife."

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Lila/Mom: "You have to be talented to have Munchausen syndrome"
Katie: "Oddly enough, I get what you're saying."
Lila/Mom: "Yeah, you gotta have some brains to think about how you're going to get all those sicknesses."

It's little tid bits like these that I'd like to remember for her funeral service. That and her eyebrow pencil - don't worry mom, I will make sure your eyebrows look perfect when you're in your coffin.



5 comments:

Kristen said...

Usually I can follow her. It is sad, but usually I can follow her. I am completely lost on this one. The only thing I can think of is that she was watching a TV show while talking to you. She does that sometimes. She thinks you are watching the same thing as her, so she goes off on a tangent. Especially if it is House.

Rachel said...

You and your mom crack me up!

Nancy Yeaman said...

Oh, my goodness! This is like being in your living rooms, so so scary!!!

Aunt Linda said...

This is NO BIG DEAL,I completely understand what Lila is talking about.

Brian and Katie Whitt said...

Somehow, Aunt Linda, it is not re-assuring that you think this is normal. :)