How are you doing?
I know things have been pretty scary with our state’s COVID numbers going up. How are you managing your stress? Are your kids feeling anxious to start school (ie, excited or nervous)? Even though nothing we’re experiencing right now is normal and it’s such a bummer that we don’t have this under better control (yet), it’s ok to feel worried, frustrated, and just afraid. I know I do, but I try to focus on things that are within my control, what I can do to keep myself and my family as safe as possible. Another fun tool I discovered that’s been a bit calming is actually a podcast for kids called “Peace Out.” It helps kids (and adults, for that matter) calm when they’re worked up or anxious and even fall asleep.
How are we doing?
While I’ve been excitedly working on building the practice, I’ve also picked up a few more shifts in the NICU at Kapiolani. When my daughter sees me put on my scrubs, she says “Mommy’s going to the hospital to see the babies.” And that’s what I do.
Wren is loving preschool and, so far, we’ve had to deal with a brief upper respiratory infection that kept her out a few days. We haven’t had any reports in her school of any major illness besides what’s to be expected this time of year (hand-foot-mouth disease, some colds, and pinworms … all normal stuff and completely manageable.) If you’re dealing with any of these illnesses and need some guidance, don’t hesitate to shoot us a text, and we’ll help however we can.
Dr. Honda is adjusting to life back in the islands and is excited to be here helping to build our new practice. Our staff, Char, Randalyn, and Rosie, are working hard behind the scenes getting everything set up with our systems and processes to make your experience with our office seamless. If you’ve texted or called us, you know that they’re ready to help!