I’m not really sure where to start, so I’ll just begin.
This blog is where I like to write about happy, pretty, joyful things, but today, I want to share what’s been going on over the past few days.
My 6 year old, shown above, was in an accident, while playing in our neighborhood, on Saturday afternoon. His body is fine, but he had severe external head injuries. That means, the outside took a beating but the brain is working fine.
After a late night, 2 hour surgery, I spent the next 48 hours with him at the hospital. He doesn’t quite look, sound or seem like himself, though he’s making progress in all areas.
I love writing this blog and will return to chat about the lighter things in life. But, it just doesn’t seem right while my little guy is in such a rough state.
So, I leave you with a few things that I learned through this.
- Emails are such a welcome thing when you are in a crisis. Sitting and waiting is much easier when you know people care.
- Having dinner provided is a godsend.
- If you decide to take a shower at the hospital, remember there are no towels. It’s not a hotel. They don’t really want you to stay too long.
- Stuffed animals and balloons are to children what flowers are to grown ups.
- Nurses are angels on earth.
- Time slows down when your child is in surgery
- If you ask you husband to bring you shampoo….don’t forget to specify you need a comb, too.
- You know you’re at an amazing school when your son’s principal and new teacher walk into his hospital room on Labor Day.
I’ll be back, I just need to focus on what matters most right now. My son.