I am tired, really tired, ‘new parent with a baby who never sleeps’ tired except I am not a new parent I don’t have a new baby I am just tired, perhaps even exhausted. So tired that I decided to forgo watching TV and decided to have a nanna nap and then go to bed early. It was a great plan but as usual the universe is conspiring against me and sleep is not going to happen any time soon it seems.
First it was a friend dropping in to say Hi just as I was almost asleep on the couch making me say goodbye to the chance of a nanna nap. This was followed by a phone call from my parents and I spent the next half hour playing ‘help desk’ bringing me to normal bed time. During this call with my parents, I ignored a few phone calls. Of course those phone calls were actually important, they were to tell me that man-child had fallen at basketball and had dislocated his elbow and an ambulance was on its way.
Well that was a few hours ago now, three hours in fact. My neighbour dropped back and ended up sticking around to keep me company as I waited on news from the hospital. There was an offer to look after the kids so I could go in to the hospital but I have spent enough time already this year sitting around hospitals unable to do anything so I politely declined.
Apparently as I type his elbow is being popped back into place and I am sitting here, barely awake wondering if he will be sent home or kept in overnight. So now I wait and don’t sleep…
Updated to add – The ‘popping’ of the elbow wasn’t as smooth as planned – it didn’t work so that had to knock him out and do it under anesthetic. He is back in x-ray seeing if there are any fractures or chipped bones that may need surgery!
Updated again – The xrays and CT scans have shown that there are bone chips that need removing so boy-child is fasting in preparation for surgery some time later in the morning. He is currently trying to get comfortable on a narrow gurney in the hospital corridor as there are no beds available!