If you have been tracking with me you know a few things. One…I love the beach and all things water. Two…my husband and I adopted our daughter out of foster care. Three…she has some health issues. Friday began one of those days. About noon she came to me not feeling well. It was clear she had to see her doctor. The doctor gave us a script and told me if she starts to throw up to take her to the ER. Sure enough…about 8 she starts throwing up. Off to the ER we go. I walk into a nut show! The place was packed! The wait was about 3 hours just to be seen therefore I had no choice so we wait. We wait. WE WAIT!
Side note….if you are well enough to order Chinese food and have it delivered to the waiting room you are probably well enough to stick it out till morning. Also, side note…if you are pregnant and keep going outside to smoke you need a different kind of help! Seriously both of these happened.
Germy, sick strangers fill the waiting room. This was the last place I wanted to be and expose my already not-feeling-so-well kid to! At 11:15 the nurse took us to a room. The nurse did his job but it is a long time before we get seen. Even after the care, it was a long time to get answers. We are released to go home at 3:30. The rest of her treatment could happen at home. I was exhausted therefore a very tired momma crawled into bed thankful to have a husband to the reigns from here so I could tap out a bit.
Parenting is HARD!
Parenting is hard. The middle of the night wake ups. The take your kid sick kid home from school routine. The screaming fits to get what she wants. But on the other side, the rewards are so great when you see your kid is turning out to be a spunky, fun, intelligent human!
Hang in there, moms and dads! It is a bumpy ride.