Monday, October 09, 2006

You Title The Post

I haven't posted anything lately because my life has been put on hold. That's the way that I feel really.

Thursday morning I was getting ready to walk out the door for a doctors appointment with the girls. My phone rang it was my mother in law. She told me I need to listen carefully. She proceeded to tell me that Dean couldn't get a hold of me. I find out that Dean was taken to the hostpital. He was at work and a 60lb dehumidifier hit him on his head and neck. According to my husband he saw stars and fell to his knees.

When I got to the hostpital(a.k.a. worst hostpital in the world) they didn't know where he was. I finally got to him he was on a board and had a neck brace on. His response was " this is no big deal you didn't have to come". So the usual protocols were done. Eight hours later I took him home. I went and got his meds filled and got him lunch.

Hannah went to my inlaws and Gracie stayed with me. I know Dean needed rest and he wasn't going to get it with Hannah around. I love my Hannah but she doesn't stop talking unless she is sleeping. I knew Gracie would be easy to handle.

So Dean is in a lot of pain. He has been out of commission since Thursday. I am playing the role of both parents. I took off Friday to make sure he didn't go unconscious on me. Saturday I got up early took the girls to my inlaws I went to work.

After work I treated myself and went to Target and got a white chocolate mocha at Starbucks. I needed to get a few things for the girls. I went all by myself and didn't feel guilty.

I am really tired and overwhelmed. My life flashed before me and I couldn't help but think the worst could have happened. My husband has a strong build to him. The doctor says he's lucky he could have broken his neck.

I went to my parents church yesterday. I just needed my mom and dad. The girls were happy to see them. Gracie just wanted my dad and Hannah wanted my mom. So I got to take in Mass. For some reason I just started crying during the communion song. Now that I think about it that was the first chance I got to really reflect on the last few days.

I finished teaching Sunday night. The 6 week course went well. I had to take the girls with me because I didn't have anybody to watch them. I will write more about the 9th graders later. I will say they were so awesome to work with. They really impressed me with the discussions we had. I am going to miss them. I will be back next semester and I am excited.

So I hope you all are well. Have a good week!!!

13 comments:

Katie said...

Thank goodness he didn't break his neck! Wow. It sounds like you went straight into survival mode and took care of your family the best way you could. I hope your husband recovers fast and that you can get a break.

Anne said...

oh Amanda, it is a real blessing that your husband was not hurt any worse than he was but I can imagine how stressful and emotional the past few days have been for you. Thank GOD you have family close to help you in a time like this! hugs!

Jamie said...

I am so thankful he is OK. How horrible! I know you were scared. I'm glad you took a little break for yourself at Target and Starbucks. Big hugs to you. Take care of yourself and your family!

Carolyn said...

I'm so glad he was not hurt worse than he was. Hopefully things can get back to normal for you soon. Like Anne said too, thankfully you have your families nearby to help you out!

nelly said...

hope dean is feeling better!! and i hope you are holding up! its hard to play both roles i'm sure, but sounds like you are doing well!!
take care

Little Miss said...

I know what you mean...thinking that everything can change in an instant. We were in a carwreck yesterday, and I am just SO GRATEFUL we're all ok.

I've definitely been counting my blessings! I hope your husband recovers quickly, and that you continue to have the strength you need to take care of your family.

Renee said...

How scary! Thank God he's alright. I'll keep you and your family in my prayers.

Mama C-ta said...

Wow how frightening! Someone was looking out for you guys.

KELLI BELLY said...

I'm glad your husbands ok. Thats really wild that you live in Abingdon. Thats like two seconds from me :0) Small world. I'll leave you my email kelli@picgroup .com

KELLI BELLY said...

Also I noticed in one of your previous posts that cardinal K gave you a rosary. He confirmed me. Do you go to a church around here. We go to St. Ignatius :0)

Erika said...

I'm very sorry to hear you had such a scary experience this past weekend. I'm glad he's doing okay and that you're working through it. Starbucks and Target sound like a nice temporary therapy to me. Hang in there!

Mrs. Belle said...

So sorry to hear this! Hopefully work is taking good care of him. And you DO deserve a break girl!

Nicole said...

how scary! I'm gald he is okay. Do what you have to do to take care of yourself and your family.