Friday, May 20, 2011

OK, I give up

I officially give up, I surrender to whoever out there is trying to make me lose my mind over not being able to keep up with the craziness of life... is there such a person/being?
My sweet girl broke her wrist yesterday. (sorry I don't have a picture yet of her cast, it was a looooooooong day) I had just returned from major errand running with the boys (our usual Thursday task) and we were about to settle down for some much needed lunch, Taco Bell if you must know. I know, I know, so incredibly bad for you, but the baby wanted it, me, not so much!!!!!! Then the phone rang, the school nurse who was obviously upset told me to come to school as quickly as I could because Zoe fell off the monkey bars and broke her arm. Do you know what I said, "are you serious?" What a doofus I am, like the nurse is going to prank call me or something? I don't know, I just couldn't believe it. So Taco Bell got thrown in the fridge (*sniff*) and the boys thrown back in the car, I did grab them some string cheeses, they had to eat something and we were off on a long, long, adventure.

We went to the branch Children's Hospital only to be sent to the main one in downtown Cincinnati and we finally got home around 10 hours later. A long day, an emotional day (I don't know how parents with really sick kids do it day in and day out... another post someday), a hard day, a day I am glad is over. Now on to healing, for all of us.

Incidentally, I just read an article on Yahoo news that ranked the nation's children's hospitals yesterday morning. Cincinnati was ranked third in the nation. I was excited about that, good to know but it didn't make me feel better about having to go there. I can honestly say, I don't want to go there again. No offense. Hospitals are stressful, sad places, no matter how high they are ranked.

Have a happy weekend everyone.

P.S. my Taco Bell is still in the fridge, do you think it is one big congealed grossness?


Karen said...

Oh no Jenny! I probably would have responded the same way if I would have gotten a call like that. "Are you serious?!"

Have any of your children had a broken bone before or is this the first for your family? Poor Zoe! So which wrist did she break? Is it on her dominant arm or the one she uses least? I'm guessing if she fell off the monkey bars she instictively tried to break her fall and put out the arm she uses most. That's what I'm guessing anyway.

I hope today is uneventful and that you get a much-deserved break (as in rest!).

Becca said...

Poor, sweet Zoe! How terrible! I would have said the same thing to the nurse or something like "are you kidding me?" I'm sure they are used to it. I cannot imagine a hospital with a broken bone and two additional children by myself...and pregnant to boot! You deserve some kind of Mommy recognition award! I'll be thinking of you all...

Sarah said...

NO! Poor Zoe and poor mommy! Sorry to hear she'll spend part of her summer in a cast...a summer she is sure to remember. I'm sorry to hear you were at the hospital forever with all the kids. I spent three hours at the emergency room with just Sloan this winter and I almost expired.

Tell Zoe we are thinking of her. She'll need lots of goodies and treats, you know, things that make you heal faster :)

Hope you have a VERY calm weekend

Kerri said...

Oh no! Poor Zoe! Poor you! How long will she need to have her cast on? Just what she wants for summer...I hope it heals quickly.

Taco Bell is my most favorite place ever! I could eat there everyday! Thank goodness the nearest one to us is about 45 minutes away! Stinks you didn't get to eat it! Just scrape the goodness out of the soggy shell...add some hot sauce and you'll be good to go!

Have a great (and safe!) weekend!