Thursday, May 03, 2012

Night of Craziness

Yesterday evening was a normal night at home.
Dinner, a little Dora, a bath and books.
At 10:45 p.m. Tristyn wakes up crying and restless.
She said her neck hurt.
Cry, cry, cry.
Now her cheeks hurt.
Cry, cry, cry.
Now her throat hurts.
Cry, cry. cry.

We go upstairs to look at her throat. redness.
Cry, cry, cry.
I give her some basic medicine.
I thought she had a migraine or something.
I told her to be patient and the medicine would help.
Cry, cry, cry.

More cries.
VERY restless.
12:30 a.m. rolls around.
Off the the ER at St. Mary's in Hobart we go.

We check in and do the paperwork.
She is almost at 35 lbs!!
The RN gave her Tylenol and ear drops.
Then we went to the waiting room
She was still so restless.

Waiting. She made me put boo boo dan-dans on every area where it hurt. She has a total of 5 on.

Finally she started to settle down.
Then I notice 2 firetrucks.
Then 2 police cars.
Then the ER doors were locked and a policeman stood guard.
I was starting to freak out a bit.

The RN comes out to say,
"We have a hazardous spill in the ER and it has been shut down.
HAZMAT needs to clean it up and it may take some time.
You have not been exposed so you are free to leave,
Or you can wait to be treated here."

By this time it is around 2 a.m.
I decide to head to St. Anthony's in Crown Point.
As we walk out the door, Tristyn burps!
She says, "Oh, my ear popped! It scared me!"
As I drive down 61st heading to the next hospital
I'm talking to my mother about what to do.
I look back and Tristyn is sound asleep.
I decide to head home.

I plopped her in bed and she slept the rest of the night.
I, on the other hand, was wide awake.
So I decided to write my journalism banquet speech. is our annual journalism banquet.
150 parents and friends and students coming.
I'm pretty much in charge since Sarah went to have a baby or something.
At 3:30 a.m. my speech was done and I went to bed.

At 5:45 a.m. Tristyn was feeling fine.
Very tired, but fine.
She went to school and laid on a cot for more sleep.
I haven't got a phone call yet.

I'm running on 2 hours of sleep.
I got an extra-large coffee at Dunkin Donuts this morning.
The journalism banquet is in 9 hours.
Ready, Set, Go!

1 comment:

Sparroweye said...

Ear things can be so horrible. I know. I have had the popping, pain and the middle ear dizziness. Glad her ear opened back up. I think it was causing pressure. I think ear infections or blocked ears is one of the worst things ever. At least you aren't racing to ER every week with stitches and eye punctures. My youngest had a file so long at ER they knew us by sight. It was embarrassing. I kept waiting for social services to investigate. It was because he was the baby of three boys. they would say, Robbie, you go get it. Up the 30 foot pine tree. And at three or four he would do it.