Two days into having an 8yo and we were headed to the ER. Again. Between the two of us we have had 7 ER trips and two surgeries in under a year. All during the pandemic. I’m over it!
This time he bashed his head into his dresser, possibly into a metal handle, while running around. He was supposed to be getting dressed but listening to directions has been a struggle. And he hasn’t learned from that accident yet.
Anyway, the ER trip was not fun for either of us. The numbing gel didn’t work and he felt the staple going in, which then had to be removed and done again. So more bleeding and crying, which lead to me feeling faint and hot and having to lie down.
We had to reschedule his virtual birthday hangout to the next weekend and it was nice to see some friends and family. Only a few people made it but it worked and was fun. But I completely wore myself out over the last few days and we need to get the decorations down. I pushed myself too hard putting them up, so I’m going to have help getting them down.
Oh. And the staple is out now. That was also a dramatic event. The urgent care I called said they could do it and when we got there they couldn’t find the tool. The doctor decided to go for it with scissors and tweezers. This caused screaming and blood and I got faint and hot and had to lie down so as to prevent my own head injury. The doctor didn’t have gloves on and he slathered on antibiotic ointment before I had a chance to stop him. Because oil in his hair is a pain to get out! Oh well. The staple is out now and I need to find the energy to wash his hair today.
Meanwhile, I’m on another round of doctor appointments. I saw a new neurologist Friday and it seems he is going to be the detective I need and figure out what is wrong with me. We did an EMG on me left leg, he tested my reflexes and strength, and asked some questions. I am really weak and getting worse. The more I do, the weaker I get. He ordered some blood work and I am anxiously waiting an email with the results while looking up all the things this could possibly be and then not falling asleep until after midnight…
On Tuesday, I see a Pain Managment and Rehabilitation doctor through a big university. This referral came from my neurosurgeon and I asked for some recommendations in local groups. It’s been weird going into both of these appointment blind, not knowing anything much about the doctors or what the plan is. I just hope they are willing to be part of the team and help me figure this all out. Not to be dramatic, but it feels like I’m racing the clock.
In other news, I got my taxes done through a low income program at a local university and I downloaded Pokemon Go for us to play while we waited. I am having a hard to grasping what things mean in it, but hopefully Wallace will lead the way. I need to figure out how to play it without using all my data or exhausting myself walking around. If someone reading this plays it and wants to connect, let me know!