Friday, June 13, 2008

What a week!

Where to start...
Last Saturday we signed a contract and sold our house! We feel so blessed that it happened to fast! and in today's market! (that's what everyone keeps saying at least...) The family we sold it to couldn't be nicer and fits all of my imaginary requirements; young kids, likes to garden, etc.
The very next day I had my first major breakdown...you know, uncontrollable sobs and hyperventilating-like breathing. Kelly was good for a hug to make me feel a little better, oh yeah, and I also promptly drowned my sorrows in a rootbeer float...nothing like a little emotional eating :)

Yesterday I dropped the kids off with Mary and headed to a dentist appointment...the dentist had just shot the Novocaine in my cheek when the secretary came in and said I had a call from my sister. Mary was crying and said she had lost her balance and dropped Hailey and she wouldn't stop crying (Hailey, that is). Anyway, after seeing the pediatrician, being pulled over TWICE for "rolling through a stop sign" (different cops thank goodness!), and getting a CT scan for Hailey, it was determined she had a fracture on her skull and we were admitted to the trauma unit of the ER. This sounds worse than it is. She had no sub-cranial bleeding and was functioning normally. So, the doctors asked us to stay a while for "observation."
Well, after sitting in an emergency "room" (actually a section of a room divided with a curtain) for 2+ hours WITHOUT seeing or hearing from any medical-type...I asked to go home because we obviously were not being "observed." Two hours after this request I saw a doctor, and 2 hours after that I was finally on my way home. Wow, what a frustrating experience that was!

Tomorrow is the emergency preparedness fair that I am in charge of- my last hurrah as enrichment counselor before our big move. I have NOT started packing yet, I keep saying Monday will be the day, we'll see. But I did shower for the first time in the up-stairs shower this morning! It was GREAT, and sad to think we won't get to enjoy our new bathroom for very long before saying good-bye! Although if I had my choice, I would say good-bye to a bathroom any day if it meant I didn't have to say good-bye to my friends!! I miss you already!

10 comments:

Jennifer said...

What a scary experience! What a long, frustrating wait! I'm so glad everything turned out well.

Ditto Family said...

So glad Hailey's okay.

Birch

ottspot said...

Scary! I have friends (who are wonderful parents) who dropped their first born 1-month-old head first in a parking lot...she was fine. So glad Hailey is too! Oh and I'm also Enrichment Counselor...woohoo! Congrats on selling your house.

paws said...

Scary!

The Tippetts said...

Glad Hailey's okay. That's so scary! Is Mary okay too? Danny fell down all of our stairs a few weeks ago. I felt like the most awful mom in the world! I loved your blog for selling your house! It looked so wonderful. I'm sad you're moving and that we won't get to visit you out there again. But we'll see you again someday. Good luck with moving across the country! It's super fun!

Ditto Family said...

So know I know why you haven't updated your blog this week! What a week!!!! One that I'm sure you don't hope to repeat. We had a frustrating ER experience with Coop this year too (it wasn't too frustrating until we got the bill and we felt TOTALLY ripped off). Anyway, Alex also fractured his skull in our bad car accident and look how smart he turned out : ) I can't wait to meet Hailey!

Good luck getting through these next two weeks! STRESS!!

jaime said...

So glad Hailey is ok! Hope you got some nice "Annie and Kelly time" yesterday. You needed it after a very long week! And although I'm not a happy camper about you leaving.. I will help you pack... so let me know when you want to start! :)

A big happy family said...

I can't believe you got pulled over TWICE, and the hospital....ugh. But thank goodness everything is okay. That must have been so scary. Good luck on the upcoming move, I wish we were closer to help!

Amanda said...

I thought waiting forever for stitches on a kid was terrible! I am so glad everything was ok!!! I hope the cop didn't give you a ticket!(either one of them!)Good luck with the move!

Amy & Greg said...

Annie!! I am impressed that you are so calm. Yikes! I am glad that Hailey is okay. Andrew has dropped on his head so much I am fearing that brain damage will come--especially as a psychologist. I have heard some pretty yucky situations. I am glad that she is okay. Thank you for calming all of our fears! You are in my prayers.

Congrats on selling the house!! Wow!!