Thursday, June 28, 2012

Trip to the ER

Nobody ever says “Wow, that trip to the ER was a blast!  I’d totally do that again

On Tuesday, I had to work late.  One of my responsibilities at work is financials and end of month is a busy time.  I was driving home after a pretty solid 12 hour day and I got a call from my wife.  These calls usually mean one of two things: “Can you just pick something up to eat? I forgot to get out chicken” or “OH MY GOSH SOMETHING HAPPENED”.  Welp, this one was the SECOND one.  She was taking my son to the ER.  Super.

I should probably back up a bit.  My son is currently 18 months old and is BUSY. The kid literally doesn’t stop.  He’ll run (not walk) from playing with his toys to “reading” books, to banging on the trash can (Why does he play with the trash??).  Then he’ll do it all over again.  The only time he stops is if he is pooping, is sleeping, or if Mickey Mouse is on.  An example of what I mean:

I actually made light of this in a facebook/twitter post a handful of days prior:


My wife was especially vague on her phone call telling me what happened while I was driving home.  She likes to think that this is “protecting” me from worrying (because I’m a worrier) but little does she know whenever she does that I just worry more. The full story that the doctor got was that he was playing (running), slip and fell, cried to the point of passing out, and then was woozy afterwards stumbling around a bit.  Yikes.  So, the urgent care referred us to the ER and a CT scan was ordered up.

Not really sure if I was allowed to take this picture....


Fortunately, everything was fine.  He got a sticker, I got what I am sure are going to be mounds of medical bills, and we got piece of mind and we were sent on our way.  It was scary for sure, but I’m glad that we went.  I am not sure that I could live with myself he had some sort of brain fungus and died in his sleep.  Who would help me roll my legs after I ran!?

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A few solid runs over the last few days.  On Wednesday I ran a half marathon in 1:35.  It was 10 seconds or so a mile faster than I probably should have ran but it felt really good to stretch out my legs for a longer distance mid week run.  Today was a light recovery 6.  I really forgot how much energy I have when I pull back the miles slightly and slow down the pace.  When I finished I felt like I could have ran 6 more!  Which, I suppose is good....because I have 800s at 5:40 pace tomorrow.  Joy.

21 comments:

Rose @ Eat, Drink, and Be Meiri said...

Glad he's okay. No jokes on this post, man. Hurt kids are srsbsn.

Alaina Lucia said...

I'm really glad he's okay Adam! (And as for taking pictures in a hospital, you have to be VERY careful! I worked in an ER so I know policies like that.)

Laura is Undeterrable said...

Poor guy! I'm glad everything is OK!

I'm with you on the worry - my particular favorite is "I need to talk to you." As said by anyone.

AllisonFay said...

So. Stinkin. Cute.

Glad he's ok

Mike said...

Glad he is ok. Scary stuff.

Gracie said...

That is terrifying, but unfortunately some babies are fainters. One of my brothers would constantly cry / hold his breath until he passed out - very annoying. I mean, scary at first, annoying the 9th time in a month.

Running In Boise said...

One of my friends has 5 boys ages 1-12. She spends so much time in the ER & urgent care that she is back to school (she is my age) to became a nurse. Glad your kiddie is ok.

Kimberly said...

So glad your little guy is OK!

I feel like I just glimpsed my future. My almost 1-year-old is already a proficient walker, and he is never still. We go from doing laps around the house while pushing a truck to playing hide-and-seek in the curtains and then hurdling the dog.

Half-Crazed Runner said...

Glad that your little one is doing fine!

Pam said...

Awwww... poor little feller! I'm so glad it turned out not to be anything! Kudos to Mom for keeping her cool, too.

And would someone please fill me in on what srsbsn stands for??? (From Rose's comment up there ^ ?

Sarah said...

Pam - "serious business"

I'm so glad he's okay. I used to cry until I hyperventilated. My mom always kept those brown sandwich bags scattered around the house.

pensive pumpkin said...

glad it turned out so well.

Sue's Ramblings said...

Speedy recovery prayers on your way!

Johann said...

Yikes, glad everything is OK. It's always good to get the piece of mind. Have a good weekend!

Sam said...

I'm glad that your son is ok! Poor guy! Sounds like they may get to know you guys by sight in the next few years down at the ER! LOL Good luck with that.

Meghan said...

Yikes!!! Glad to hear the little one is ok. It won't stop him I'm sure!

Greg said...

Adam, I am glad that your son is alright, but this post just scared the crap out of me. My wife and I are having our first child (a boy) in late October. So many things have been flying through my mind, but I had not given a trip to ER on bit of thought until I read this post. Now, I think that I might start hypeventilating, so I am going to go breathe into a bag for the next hour our so.

kilax said...

Phew! So happy he is okay! It's good to go to the ER just in case! You never know.

That is a fast HM :)

Runners Fuel said...

Glad he's ok!!

Trinity said...

Oh goodness, so glad he's okay! Both of mine have been to the ER, it's terrifying. Those little boogers just don't understand how much we like them, huh?

Char said...

You're right - trips to the ER are never fun. Last one I did was 4 weeks ago when my son punched his way through toughened glass to escape a burning building. He's okay but the building has to be partly demolished.
I'm glad your son's fine.