Friday, October 8, 2010

The sick and the injured

The little man had just fallen asleep. We were on day three of a fever, and he was taking an unusual morning nap. The phone rang at 11:00 am. It was Caroline's sweet teacher telling me that she had fallen off the monkey bars and landed flat on her back. The general consensus was that she was okay, the fall had likely just knocked the wind out of her and she was sore. So because she is five, and because she was very upset, we picked her up and brought her home.

Then the phone rang at 1:00 pm. Ella had fallen off the monkey bars and landed on her arm. I said "no, you mean Caroline, and I already picked her up". They said "no, we mean Ella". I said "seriously"? They said "yes". So I said "okay my little wounded battalion, back in car, another soldier is down". Later I called the doctor because Ella's arm did indeed seem legitimately hurt. I spoke with the nurse who asked me a series of 8 questions. The last question was "are any of her limbs severed?". As I answered "no", I wondered why that was question 8. Shouldn't that have been question 1? I really should have answered "yes" just for fun, but I wasn't presently in the mood for such games.

We spent the next day in the orthopedic office, only to find out her arm wasn't broke. For the most part I was relieved it wasn't broke; but I will not deny that there was a small part of me that was sort of hoping there was a legitimate reason for all the time, money, and arm strength I was exerting while wrestling Thomas in a doctor's office much of the day. The good news was that she would be fine to return to school tomorrow, and after a long week of sickness and injuries, the next day would calm down. I really should know by now that the next day never calms down...Ella woke in the night with a fever. And so the saga continues, and I am in the process of learning to be grateful. For each day is a day that the Lord has made, even the sick and injured ones.

Amy

10 comments:

Samantha said...

Oh my gosh! What a week! Hope everyone gets better soon and you can have some peace again.

Lisa said...

Awww hope they all feel better soon. Poor babes! And mom!

Dawn said...

Hang in there. Prayers for you and the fam. I think the day WILL calm down....just maybe not today :) Thanks for being a Godly inspiration!

Traci said...

WOW Question 8?? So weird! I'm thinking why do they ask that question at all? Don't you think if there was a severed limb a trip to the ER would've been done before calling a Dr??? Weird!!

Richella said...

Bless your heart! I know what you mean. . . every day brings many things to be grateful for, but sometimes it's hard to see the silver linings for all the clouds! May all your little soldiers be well and whole very soon. . . and may their mom find yet more lessons in gratitude to share with her devoted readers!

Between You and Me said...

so sorry that you've had A WEEK...YUCK.
hope the weekend brings rest for the weary and healing to all of you!

sassy seamstress said...

I think you should do an addendum to let everyone know that c is sick now too! When it rains, it pours.

The Starr Family said...

The Lord is my shepherd I shall not want... He'll shepherd you in these exhausting times and give you just the sustenance you need. No more or no less than you want. I hope you have good coffee & your favorite creamer handy! ;)

Gypsy Heart said...

Oh my word! I hope everyone heals quickly and you get a few moments to sit back, relax, have a cup of tea or coffee and breathe deeply.

Have a blessed Sunday!
Pat

carolyn said...

Amy- Hoping this week is injury and sickness free.

And, I absolutely agree- a severed arm should be accounted for in question #1.

Hugs!

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