I spent my mental health day in the hospital

by Valerie, Mom Knows It All

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A couple of weeks ago I discovered that I had one personal day left, so I decided I’d take it today. I planned on staying home, relaxing, putting some things away and not getting out of my pajamas. You know what they say about the best laid plans right?

At 11:30 this morning I got a call from the nurse that my son had been hurt and needed to be picked up. She said that another student had pushed my son and his face hit the desk. On my way over to the school I called the pediatrician and got a 1:00 apppointment. (Couldn’t go sooner, the doc was at lunch.) I got to the school. CJ had a chucnk of his lip missing. Off we went to the doctor’s.

The doctor took a look and told me we should go to the er to have it looked at. We went to the er. The er told me they could stitch it. I was concerned about scarring because a small part of the laceration was on his face so I asked that they call a plastic surgeon. They put a numbing agent on the area that needed stitches and then we waited for the surgeon. I helped a nurse hold my son down and still on the gurney. He cried and he was really pissed but all in all he did a good job. We finally got home around 5:00. He wasn’t feeling great and the pain killer made him sleepy so we stayed home instead of going to the Christmas party I’d planned on going to.

So that’s why I spent my mental health day in the hospital. I’ve gotten nothing done here at home and yet I’m exhausted. I’m heading to bed now.

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kate December 20, 2008 - 3:08 pm

I am SOOOO sorry!! We Mom’s get one, maybe two of those day per year hate that it got shot down so quickly. I hope you at least got to relax and enjoy a cup of coffee before the phone rang.

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Karen December 21, 2008 - 12:24 am

Hugs for you.

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