Saturday, March 5, 2011
The Phone Calls I Dread
The phone rang at 8:45 and it was Cheryl the director at Our House. She told me Jack had fallen and had a goose egg on his forehead and that they were calling Hospice but had to send him to the E. R. as it was a head injury but he looked like he was okay. He did say his neck hurt but it had hurt before he fell. So later after talking to the E.R. nurse about him I learned they were doing several scans and a chest X-ray. By the time I got there I had to hold him on the guerney as he was trying to get upright. He was alone in the room. Someone finally came after I found the nurse call and they helped him stand and then they had me sign papers and I then transported him back to Our House.
Lunch was waiting so I fed Jack and they nicely brought me a plate of Swedish meatballs and mashed potatoes, asparagus and a dessert too. I was starved so inhaled it, stayed a short time more and then went birthday shopping for Jack. He doesn't need much but am making him some nice bibs like I had found at a craft fair. I found some cheery material and towels and will create a pattern when I find my dining room table. It is still full of papers from the bill paying episode. All is well and am praying it stays calm!