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Tuesday, June 13, 2006

wish you were here!

"It will be fun, right?"

Famous last words.

I hadn't planned on blogging while we are away on our trip, but I've got plenty of time on my hands now.

All my worry about getting to the airport, luggage checked, and to the gate should have been the least of my concerns. That part was the easiest part of the trip thus far. Our flight left right at naptime. I fooled myself into thinking that Little Sister would nap through the flight while Little Boy colored happily next to us. Ha ha ha. Little Sister did not nap despite the Benedryl I gave her (ya, I drug my kids, what's it to ya?). I saw a new side of her that I don't care to ever see again. Little Boy did not color, but he was very well behaved most of the day. We were all very happy to see Daddy when we finally arrived.

My kids sleep a lot. Little Boy averages about 12 hours a night and Little Sister about 13 hours a night with a 1 1/2-2 hour nap every day. They need sleep and they sleep well. Not so away from home this time. They both got about 8 hours of sleep last night. Guess how happy they are? Not very. Oh, but keep reading...you're still at the easy part of the trip.

We went out to see some sights and about 20 minutes into it, we stop and as Steve leaned down to get Little Boy out of his carseat, I heard "aaahhhhh! Oh no!" Steve fell to his knees on the pavement and was holding in back. He couldn't get up and said he was in severe pain. Finally, I got him to the passenger seat and back to the hotel where I had to get a wheelchair to get him to our room. Wanting to avoid the cost of the Emergency Room, we found a medical center and made him an appointment for a couple hours later--right during naptime. Instead of settling Little Sister down for a much needed nap, I loaded two tired kids and one hurting husband into the car and headed to the doctor. A demerol shot, a steroid shot, some Vicadin, a muscle relaxer, an MRI, and five hours later, we made it back to our hotel.

The next two days should prove to be interesting. May I have some of that Vicadin, please?

20 comments:

modernmama said...

Oh I'm so sorry! I hope he feels better, you all get some sleep, and you enjoy the rest of your trip.

ABC Momma said...

Save some of that stuff for the plane ride home. I'm sure it works a lot better than Benadryl. :)

Hope Steve's back heals soon.

Sabra said...

oh no!!! D hurt his back, totally out of the blue, a little over a year ago. it was aweful. I'm so sorry things aren't going well. hopefully they'll just get better from here on out. GOOD LUCK!!!

Valarie said...

what awful timing! I hope the bad parts of the trip are over.

Nikkie said...

Oh no! I hope he feels better soon and the rest of the trip goes better!!!

Jami said...

I think you need to hurry home and stick around here for a while, no more "vacations"!

emlouisa said...

Poor, Poor Steve! I hope he gets feeling better! And pass the vicadyn. I could definitely use some for my trip.

I am bummed that you are getting home as I am leaving. Call me and we'll chat! I wanna hear all about your trip!

Mama Darlin' said...

Definitely a bumpy start! This fills me with trepidation for our trip coming up. I hope you all get some good rest and that your husbands back get better fast!

Rachau said...

I hope things get better for you all.

Katy said...

Oh man! I'm so sorry. I hope the trip home is better. How's Steve???

sheri said...

Oh no!!! I can SO commiserate w/Steve and you! I threw my back out when Kelly was 1 month old and again a few months ago. I was literally crawling on all 4's for an entire day. Had to use Kelly's Graco high chair just to get her around the house! lol I hope all the drugs work wonders for him and you can all get home w/out much more misery

Jen said...

ACK!! Hopefully the rest of your trip goes much better!

Stephanie said...

That stinks. I am so sorry, it sure is a stinky way to spend a vacation.

My pediatrician told us to give dd#1 benadryl also, she didn't tell us that too much of it causes the child from h3ll to come forth.

lackrik said...

oh man! Hope your dh gets better soon! That stinks. And just talking about your trip made me tired. lol

Andrea said...

Husbands in the ER for hours with kid(s) running around is such fun! NOT! Hope the rest of your is disaster free!

Maine Mom said...

I hope you're trip gets better! I'm sorry it has gotten off to such a rough start!

Karen said...

Okay, that is some really sad stuff. I hope your husband feels better fast!

Lei said...

You know, my dh has pulled out his back or neck maybe 3 times since I met him and 2 of them were on vacation. Sucks!

And lol, Brooke.

ShelahBooksIt said...

oh man! What a mess! I hope he starts feeling better and the kids SLEEP!

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