ER drama

3 p.m.   I picked C up from school today and she was sitting on the floor bawling in pain.

3:30 p.m. We head to the ER after having  looked at her knee at home (she had tights on at school).  It doesn’t look that bad, but she is limping and still crying.  Says she has no idea how she hurt it, but that it had been hurting since 2nd recess.

3:50 p.m.  Arrive at ER

5:00 p.m.  Still waiting, still hurting

5:30ish p.m.  Taken back to triage – finally  (loads of sick babies and children under the age of 2 with head injuries have come in and bounced us further back in the line- what is going on today???).  Oh and T wakes up  – she had been blissfully sleeping this whole time (yea for heavy sleepers and strollers), now she is not blissful – AT ALL.

6:00 p.m.  C’s knee is not hurting as bad, but has had it elevated for 2 hours now.  Kids VERY restless.

6:30 p.m.  Jason comes and gets other kids – hallalujah!!!

7:05 p.m.  We are finally taken back to a room – yippee.

7:35 – 7:40 p.m.  Dr. exams her and says that she has general knee pain, possibly just growing pains.  If it’s not that, she may have just tweeked it at school.  Give her motrin/tylenol – yippee. 

7:50 p.m.  Finally released from ER and getting to head home and eat.  Poor C is starving and in a little bit of pain, not too much since she stayed off of it though for over three hours while waiting!  Slightly aggravating that after all of this she seems mainly fine (even hopped for the dr!), but very glad she is not in much pain and not crying anymore.  Does this make me a bad mom???

8:10 p.m.  Home, sweet home.  Thank you Jason for having dinner ready for us.  Gave her food and tylenol and sent her (and the others to bed)

8:30 p.m.  Nyquil for me, because oh yeah, I let those stinking dr’s give me the H1N1 (or whatever it is) vaccine yesterday so my childen would take it.  They told me it was fine to take with a cold – whatever!  They lie, I am aching all over and feeling worse than ever!

9:30 p.m.  Nyquil has kicked in and I feel mostly nothing……ahhh – thank you Nyquil.  If only I could take meds when children were awake, I might be able to kick this in a timely manner 😦


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