Mir has posted her own version of 911 flashbacks, and asked for our versions. So, because I just can't let anyone have a more dramatic story than me, here's the Screaming Masses emergency log:
- When Nikolas was 6 weeks old, he had a virus. After our trip to the ped, we were driving home, and he vomited. He was sitting in the seat next to me - no airbags then - and I looked over in time to see him aspirate and turn blue. I let go of the steering wheel to grab him, and I hit a car, who in turn hit another car. The driver of the first car, who wasn't going very fast as we had just left a stoplight, immediately jumped out and started screaming "My back! My back!" The driver of the middle car, an elderly gentleman, appeared to have no injuries. (Later, he and his wife sued me, claiming that I aggravated THEIR backs. I was found innocent in court.) We went to the ER by ambulance, to have my son checked over.
- When Nikolas was five, my sister took him for a bike ride. He was walking his bike across the street, and a car turned onto the street. He panicked, ran with his bike and tried to jump up the curb. His bike balked, and he fell, cutting his neck open, up near the jaw line. He was superglued back together, and still carries a scar.
- Gabriel had a febrile seizure, and was unconscious. He was out for 45 minutes. Transported by ambulance.
- Gabriel had a vaso vagel, and lost consciousness. Transported by ambulance.
- Gabriel had a food reaction. We drove him there.
- Gabriel had a cat reaction. We drove him there.
- Mackenzie, at the age of four, was running at the pool with a floaty around her waist. She let go of the floaty, and it fell around her feet. The floaty had a seat in it, and it tangled around her legs. She fell, and broke her leg in a spiral fracture in three places. She was in a wheelchair, and a toe to hip cast, for 6 weeks.
- Allegra had a week of asthma, every single night. We drove to the ER two nights, back to back. It was ultimately discovered that she had reflux, which was aggravating the asthma.
- Riley had a breathing episode, when she was 7 days old. I drove to the ER. She ended up needing a deep suction, which caused her to vagel twice and she lost consciousness both times. The second time took almost 30 seconds to bring her back. I think I died a bit that night. When I drove home, I was so paranoid, that I left her in the sling, pushed my seat back far, and drove home on back roads, at 2:30 a.m. I was afraid to put her down for the next week.
- Gabriel had an asthma attack. Drove to the ER.
- Mackenzie was grocery shopping with me, and wanted to ride on the bottom of the cart. She made a bed for herself, out of the coats, and was chatting happily. Her glove fell off, and she grabbed for it. Her hand went under the wheel, and somehow that I don't understand, her ring finger was pulled into the wheel casing. Her nail was pulled out - this hurts me to even type it - from the nail bed. We took her to the ER and had the nail reimplanted. Her finger was splinted and casted for four weeks.
- Allegra got her hand caught in the automatic door at the bank. Crushed two fingers, which we had splinted.
- The Hubster took Allegra last month, for her broken thumb.
- The Hubster was trimming his father's hedges, and cut almost all the way through his finger. His sister tried to doctor him up, by pouring alcohol on it. I think she was getting back at him for all the crap he did to her as kids.
Wow. I think that's it. The Hubster, in a frequent desire to cut costs, mentions losing the medical insurance. I don't think that's such a smart idea.