A Day at the ER

I was going to go into details about our trip to the emergency room on Sunday, how we waited for three hours in the waiting room, my wife and I watching Elf while my daughter slept on her shoulder. I was also going to tell you how just as the climax of the story was coming (we haven’t yet seen the movie the whole way through), they called us in to see a doctor, and there was a T.V. in there, but it was on the Lifetime channel and we could not change the channel.

Then, I was going to tell you how they had to poke and prod my daughter taking her temperature rectally and poking at her ears and throat (immediate ear infection and throat infection diagnosis) while my daughter simple repeated the phrase “Mamma holdie” while clinging to my daughter. I was then going to talk about how they told us to try to get her to drink something and she just kept refusing, which frustrated her and us, and how they finally put her on an I.V. (they told us she did incredibly well with the needle), and then after she wouldn’t drink anything told us she was being admitted to the hospital. An hour and a half later they finally let us go to our room for the night, but not before my daughter got sick on my wife. I would not be able to bring my wife clean clothes for another hour.

I was then going to tell you how we got to our room close to 1:00 AM and how I finally got to pick up some stuff at home and when I returned my daughter was in the hospital crib, which looked like a little cage, but must have been comfortable because she slept through the night. My wife and I finally got to sleep around 2:00 AM.

OK, I guess I did tell you all of that. That was our Sunday. Things are better at home. My daughter, who everyone remarks is so verbal for her age, can barely talk, her voice a whisper.  She has finally started running around the house a little and we are letting her watch her “Odie Song” DVD as much as she wants.  She is still clinging to my wife saying “Mamm holdie” which makes things difficult.

Anyhow, I will get back into the swing of things here and write some non-sick kids posts.  Thanks to everyone for your support.

Finally, congratulations to Michelle and Helen for completing NaBloPoMo!