So, Husband wrecked hard on his BMX bike at the skate park on Saturday, and after much questioning and back and forth, we ended up at the emergency room. The left side of his abdomen was swelling and I was worried he was bleeding internally; plus, he was having a hard time breathing through the pain.
I'm estimating around $12,000 later, he's home and mending on the couch. We have health insurance that kicks in on May 1st. Dammit.
He lacerated his kidney. Who does that? He's never really wrecked hard, never been in the hospital overnight, never had surgery, never had pain killers stronger than ibuprofen, and he goes and lacerates a kidney. Of all of the things he could hurt himself doing, he does the most damage on the slowest of contraptions he enjoys. Whatever, right?
So I spent the night in a chair, trying to sleep through the evrey-45-minutes interruptions. I think I got a total of three hours of sleep, in 20-minute increments. Awesome, right?
Punk spent the night at her grandpa's and got to do an Easter egg hunt the next morning with the neighbors (what sweet people!) and then came to hang out at the hospital with us. Lucky for her, they started letting Husband have solid foods early Sunday morning, so the Easter bunny graced us with his furry presence, bearing baskets. Full of candy, of course. I wasn't going to bring them into the room if Husband couldn't have solids yet; that's just mean. But all was well.
Now that I think about it, we should have done an egg hunt in the hospital. How fun would that have been? Check under the old lady's butt! Okay, maybe not, but still. Random placed eggs in a hospital might be a good time.
They released him Sunday evening and now he's home, realizing how bad kidneys can hurt when they're mad.
And I'm playing nurse. I even got pee on my hands and didn't vomit (you'd think they would check the little tester cups for leaks before giving them to patients, but I guess that's just me). Are you all proud of me? You should be.
I hope your Easter was less eventful than mine, for the sake of your sanity!