Monday, August 12, 2013

Rough Week

We had a rough week last week.  M hurt his back on the soccer field last Monday. It was so bad that we had to call the ambulance to come take him to the emergency room at 6am Tuesday morning. I'm sure the neighbors loved that.  At least it was not on a weekend.

We called his dad to come over to be with the boys and I followed him to the hospital in my car. There was a lot of waiting after that. We waited to see the doctor. Then we waited to get his x-rays done. Waited for the results. X-ray showed not nothing was broken.  Doctor told us that he doesn't know what to do. Should he send M home with painkiller and steroid? Keep in mind, at this point, M can't even move. We told him that we would like M admitted, get an MRI done and see and orthopedic doctor.  He agreed. Frankly, when a Dr. tells us that he doesn't know what to do, it's a little bit scary, but at least it was easy to get him to agree to admit M. 

Mark keeping Daddy company in the ER exam room. He loves the iPad!

Turns out that it was a herniated disc. M stayed in the hospital overnight and and most of the next day. They treated him with painkillers and steroids. Poor baby. However, the hospital rooms were very nice and he had "room service." Seriously, they gave him a menu and he can call down and order his meals. And the nurses were so sweet and attentive. So although it sucked for him that he was hurt and had to be a the hospital, at least he was well taken care of. 

Boys visiting Daddy at the hospital. Again, Mark with the iPad.

Mark hanging with Daddy this weekend. And again he's got the iPad. He knows how to work that better than me.

After only a week to rest, M is back to work and is actually traveling today and pretty much all of this week and next week. I'm praying that he doesn't re-injure anything, especially on the road. 

Hopefully, this week will be less eventful.  I went and got all the back to school supplies for the Michael and Matthew over the weekend.  I still need to pick up a couple of things for Michael this week, but then we are ready for school to start. I only buy school supplies and not really any new clothes.  It's still so hot when school starts that they just go in their shorts and a Dragon T-shirt. If they were girls, I think it would be a little different. I can't believe we only have 2 more weeks left!

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