Ten Things of Thankful
First Rule No One Gets Hurt…
We are nearing the end of our vacation- ahem; our staycation – because I refuse to say that last night’s visit to the ER was the end to our vacation – we have three more days and hope that we can enjoy the rest of the days – safely.
Let me begin with what is weighing heavy on my mind this morning, because I really have no idea how to find the silver-linings. It’s there, but I need to weed through the sadness to find it.
Yesterday afternoon while our good, longtime friends, Rosie (my soul sister) Lenny, and their daughter (our Goddaughter) visited us; my son fell off the swing (he was climbing on it – why, I don’t know) and landed on top of my daughter ; long story short the X-ray’ s concluded that 4 of her metatarsal bones, broke badly. I am heartbroken over this because this will be a long process to heal, I don’t want to see my children suffer, and so on, and so on….
Before I start to bawl again – let me begin with – Amelia is one tough cookie, so my First Thankful is that on impact she cried, and cried and screamed which indicated she needed medical attention and quickly my husband took her to a First Alert place, because it had an X-Ray machine. There he was told the foot was broken and she needs to go to the ER.
When they came home, we quickly made lunch so the kids can eat; I was not able to eat a thing yet both James and Amelia ate while her foot was elevated and on ice. Hubby, Rosie, Lenny, and Maria also had lunch, our friends knew how worried we were so without any fuss we quickly prepared a late lunch, ate quickly, then we all said our good-byes, we went to the ER while they went to the Airport to pick up their son Nikolis (Aka the Kid).
The plan was that they visit with us for the afternoon, and then they would leave at five o’clock to get to the airport for their son’s arrival from Italy. I was thankful it worked out, with our company – which leads to my Second Thankful - thank you to our friends for making us feel that Amelia will be okay – we have known each other for over twenty years – thank you so much for being there for us.
Once we were at the hospital, we were somewhat confused and most likely misguided by the First Alert Facility; who suggested with great conviction that once we are at the hospital we should request an orthopedic doctor to see the foot. Yet the doctor on call suggested or actually mentioned that the chief of staff of podiatry will see Amelia, shortly.
We both immediately said should an orthopedic specialist should see our daughter. The doctor patiently told us that the hospital luckily has a podiatry department, and with foot injuries that is who they usually call, while other hospitals that do not have a podiatry staff, call for an orthopedic doctor – she assured us this is the doctor that should see your daughter.
Third Thankful is that, I am thankful that our hospital has a podiatry department; the chief of staff of podiatry was able to see her and take a course of action to heal her. Let’s hope I feel the same in a week. For now because of swelling, he wants to wait until Thursday to see her again and will then determine how the pins will be placed. Uugh!
So where do I go from here, I guess I can say we had a nice week off, with many highs and some lows. On Tuesday Amelia was hit in the mouth with a rock and chipped her tooth, actually, it was the bonding from a chipped tooth that occurred three years ago, so my Fourth Thankful is that the dentist was able to fix it that day – ( poor Amelia not her week.)
With tooth fixed, we were back to vacation mode and were able to visit our beach every single day we were off – we all got some color and we became crafty at the beach coloring rocks and shells thanks to Lizzi who gave me the idea, Amelia and her friend loved doing it.
Each morning I made a special breakfast for everyone, I am thankful that I am able to feed my family.
The weather was gorgeous all week and it continues to be lovely.
Aunt Silvana and Uncle Mark came to visit Amelia while in the ER, that made her night, and helped relieve some of the pain she endured.
I think a lesson is learned when I say no climbing someone will get hurt, I think he gets it now. I hope he does.
I am not myself today, I apologize - I’m not used to stuff like this and I am worried – if it happened to me it would have been a very different list, but because it is my daughter that is dealing with a broken foot well I am besides myself.
One more Thank You goes to all my friends and family for all your kind wishes – neighbor friends on the block; Amelia loved the bouquet of flowers left on our door step – you all rock!
Remember, first rule, no one gets hurt.