Friday, November 30, 2007

How to make him understand?

I'm really struggling with this right now. How do we help Zach understand why he will need surgery? How do we help him understand why he will be able to feel something inside his body?
We've told him a million times that God gave him a special heart, but that doesn't help when it comes to pain.
To him, he seems fine. He isn't sick, or hurting, or anything like that. Just tired. But that doesn't seem to bother him too much!
I just don't know. He's going to hurt. And he's not going to understand why. That's the worst part.
Funny thing, after he was done with the holter monitor, he looked at me and said, "Collin can wear the stickers next time" He was mad that they hurt coming off and wasn't going to do it again...Collin could. So funny.
Yes, I know the answer is that he won't understand. But still...I wish he could.


Crayonsetc said...

I would go with the direct approach, and yes, I know he is young, but he isn't stupid. Just tell him that he has to go in and that they are putting something in his chest to help his heart so he isn't so tired any more. It won't be a large incision, and it will hurt, but not that bad... just try the honest approach. JMO :) Love you!!

Maria said...

i totally agree with above! try to be as honest as you can...i know it is hard but GOD WILLING he will remember what you have been telling him when the time comes for the procedure!! big HUGS to you because it is a lot to deal with ....take care and GOD BLESS...

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