So Tuesday morning rolls around and still we have no power. We actually lucked out in terms of damage but there was (and is still) a lot of clean up to do. Taking the children aside, we talked about how when things like this happen, we come together as a family to help make our yard right again. Got the kids on board and we cleaned up the driveway. In fact, it was pretty cute. We have a neat gaggle of children on our block, ages 3ish to 11ish, and they were all at each others’ houses helping with the pick up. So, when we were done with the driveway, I let the kids go play in the basement.
Here’s where my day starts to droop.
We have one of those ancient bouncy horses in our basement and apparently the kids decided to see if they could exceed the maximum load. Of course the horse fell over and the kids bonked their heads, but they seemed ok to me, so I finished my conversation with a neighbor and about 15 to 20 minutes later I went to check on them. Couldn’t find the girl. I asked her friend where she was and he told me she had gone to bed. Mama Spidey Sense is starting to tingle now, so I wake her up and she is still crying about how much her head hurts.
So let’s take a reality check here.
1. Tired kid after hitting head.
2. Mom on medication who can’t drive.
3. No power.
After checking with my friend the PA in GA (heehee) who is quickly becoming my medical interpreter, the decision is made to go to the hospital.
Luckily the grandparents were home and one took the boy while the other took the girl and I to the hospital. L barfs in Grandma’s car. Mama Spidey Sense is now smashing me over the head with a frying pan. And I get to hold a barfy towel for the rest of the trip. We made it to the ER without further incident and took L inside to get checked out. They got us right in but there was a really long wait for the CT. (Cat spelled CT not CAT, L likes to tell people when she tells the story.) The nurses and doctors had L retell the story of how she hit her head a bazillion times and I will say it’s very scary when your 6 year old who usually knows her birthday cold has to be prompted. The first tellings of the story were very confused, probably sounding a lot like I did last year on chemo. Much too freaky.
Towards the end, after the CT, she began to perk up and start speaking her little college professor English again. The last time she told The Story, it started off like this, “Apparently, you’re not supposed to put 3 people on a bouncy horse…” (Apparently, she has heard her mother use the word “apparently” a few too many times…) The other thing that made me laugh was her insistence that the room smelled like barf. No YOU smell like barf darling. Because you barfed. She just couldn’t be convinced that was what it was.
We made it home and their daddy called to see how we were and whether I was still going to Planina.
Heck ya, I’m going to Planina. Are you kidding?
Oh, and bring some McDonalds please.
Shouldn’t we be eating out of the…
I had pie for dinner before rehearsal. I’m such the picture of health. Grins.
To Be Continued