Wednesday, July 22, 2009


What a day.

I’m sitting here next to Twin A. writing on my laptop while he sleeps comfortably in his bed. At the hospital.

Not where we thought we’d be tonight.

We were at my sister-in-law’s house and the cousins were all playing on the playground across the street from her house when A. fell off the monkey bars and started screaming bloody murder. He broke / dislocated his arm. I won’t describe the break here except to say that it was really bad.

(Llama Papa actually passed out while the ER doc examined A. For about thirty minutes, I was afraid he would be admitted too! Thankfully, he's fine.)

Long story short, I’m here with my boy after a long day at the hospital and surgery to put his arm back together again. (With three pins!) His surgeon anticipates a full recovery.

I feel like I should say something profound, but I just don’t have it in me tonight. I can't rehash the details of the day's events, not yet. This mama is exhausted—physically and emotionally. I feel like I need to just crawl into the corner and cry for a good long while, preferably with a large stash of chocolate, but that will have to wait.

So until then, I’ll just say that I’m grateful for my amazing family, who steps in without being asked and does whatever needs to be done. (Including putting my toddler down for his nap and showing Twin B. such a grand time!) I’m grateful for good healthcare and health insurance. And in this moment, I’m grateful for the quiet of this hospital room, and the grace that’s been here with us all day. God is good.


Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness!! How horrible!

May God grant you all rest and peace in the midst of unexpected chaos!

Sarah said...

Praying for A. And I thought of you when #5 fell down all the stairs tonight. I cried and it helped me.

megs @ whadusay said...

Scary, scary, scary! praying for you today!

ChosenRebel said...

Such is the life of a mother of boys! You're the trooper though.

It is really going to be too easy for your friends to see through your code language for Twin A and Twin B however.

Llama Momma said...

Thank you for all of your kind words and prayers. A. is home and resting comfortably.

Chosenrebel -- yes, the code is easy for family and friends to break, which is fine. I just don't want someone to google one of my boys' names someday, like when they're looking for a job, and find out they peed on the floor when they were five! ;-)

Mommy Cracked said...

Oh my goodness!! I hope he is resting comfortably and that you have been able to get some rest, too. I can't begin to imagine how scary this has all been. Sending up a prayer for you all. ((hugs))

L.L. Barkat said...

Ouch, ouch, ouch. Best wishes for a speedy recovery! (Of Mama's heart too. :)