A mother has shared the moment she told her husband that their son needed emergency surgery but instead of being helpful and supportive, his response left her frustrated even more.
The woman took to Mumsnet and revealed that her partner who was away simply sent her photos from the airport and said that he was about to go on a trip.
“Yesterday our son fractured his knee and is having emergency surgery on Monday. My husband was on the way to the airport when I found out surgery was happening,” she wrote.
The mother said that she called her husband to get their health insurance information and explain what happened to their 12-year-old son.
“It was a hurried call as we were at the doctors’ office and they were waiting for the insurance policy info,” she went on.
But what made her stressful morning even more taxing were the photos she received from her husband.
“The next communication I got from my husband is a Whatsapp photo of a place of nice food and a large glass of wine with the message ‘ahh business class lounge is nice.’”
“Am I being unreasonable to feel utterly f***** off?” she asked, adding that her husband did not ask about their son’s condition.
“He was flying off not to go to work but to see friends,” she added.
Fellow parents were also baffled as to how the father would have an enjoyable trip knowing that his son was going in for surgery.
“I could not imagine flying off anywhere if my 12-year-old needed surgery. To send you pics like that is beyond tactless,” one person commented.
“How tone deaf can you get? In his position, I would have pulled out of the trip. Never mind sending pictures of food,” another wrote.
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