Adventures of Motherhood

I am a harried mother of three kids who move at light speed and a husband who lives in a world of words. If that isn't enough, I teach in an elementary school as I slowly watch my hair turn gray.

Monday, October 08, 2007

Stressed Out!

Hi Everybody,

Feeling a little stressed out. Zach is in the "feeling sorry for himself" phase of the broken leg saga. It's not fair (which I agree) and nobody understands what he is going through (I don't agree!)

My mom was home less than 24 hours from the hospital when my dad had to rush her back by ambulance. I worry so much and there is nothing I can do. I just can't go to Montreal right now. Between Zach, work and Zach's Bar Mitzvah there is just no way that I can go right now.

Carmi's dad isn't well right now either. So it's worry all around.

Everyone says things come in threes but I think we are going into double digits!

But I am trying to think positively, so I wish all of you a wonderful week. May the little moments brighten your days.

Monday, October 01, 2007

Green-legged man meet your twin, orange-legged man!

We were back at the hospital today. You know you've been there enough times when the volunteers start to remember you.

We did x-rays and one bone is healing beautifully, the other is coming along. We looked at the x-ray with a resident and a doctor's assistant. Zach's tibia isn't completely flush. They both seemed a little concerned but the specialist breezed in and was very pleased with the progress.

We then went to the cast room (oh, did mention that we waited 3 hours before we got to the cast room? Why do they bother to give us appointments?) and they took off the cast. He was in a lot of pain, he had black marks on his leg from where he was originally hurt and big black blisters.

All of the sudden I didn't feel very well. I asked Carmi to hold his hand and I went to sit down. The doctor was talking and then looked at me and said "You don't look very good, you're ashen." I told him that I didn't feel very well. I called Carmi and then everything went to black. Yes, my friends, I fainted!

I felt ridiculous! The nurse told me not to worry, that it happens all the time, although usually to the dads :-)

So that was the excitement for the day.

I started to write this on Monday...but as you can see this is the first chance I had to finish it.

Zach is in school and working hard at catching up. RIght now he is orange-legged man and is finding this new cast much lighter. Thank goodness!

This weekend should be a little less hectic....last weekend Dahlia had a sleepover (7 girls) in honour of her birthday. At 2 am there were 3 still awake!

I hope you all have a lovely weekend and if you are from Canada, Happy Thanksgiving!