Tuesday, September 2, 2008

This comedy of errors otherwise known as my life

Well, I am back from Florida. It was great to see Granny and Eldon. Granny looks really well and I was really shocked when she greeted us at the front door without a walker or anything. She was getting around really well. We were probably there for all of 15 minutes before Parker was begging to go swim. Granny was heading to take a nap, so I obliged. Parker and I headed out to the beach. Not 10 minutes later did I notice a bite on his foot. He had no clue where the bite came from. I asked him if we could go inside and take some benadryl so that the bite did not get worse. We went inside and took a nap only to wake up to find that the bite had gotten bigger.... 3 times bigger. Saturday morning the poor child looked like he had a club foot. It was huge!! And red. The redness is what really concerned me. So off to the Urgent Care Facility we went. I used to think that there was nothing worse than having a sick child, but having a sick child in a strange place without a husband around is worse. I had no clue where to find a dr, I had no clue what my insurance would cover since we were out of the network, I just didn't know what to do. But I did it.
The dr. was not sure what had bitten him, but that the water in the bay had probably infected it. So, we were given a round of antibiotics. Unfortunately, we could not risk further infection to the wound, so there was no more swimming. A five year old boy in florida being told not to swim is somewhat equal to taking a child to a candy sotre and telling him he can't eat sweets. It stunk. I felt so bad for him.
Sunday morning came and the sky grew darker and it got really windy. I decided that it would probably be best to head home and try to avoid all the storms from Hurricane Gustav. We did get in some pretty nasty rain, but we made it home. somewhere in the middle there, I got pulled over by Dothan, AL's finest and got a speeding ticket. That was just the cherry on top of the specatacular week that I had had.
So, I am back at work with a gazillion things circulating around my head. I need a break since my trip to FL was far from one. But I guess that will have to do. I keep expecting for things to fall into place, but something else keeps getting in the way. Hopefully, this week will bring some normalcy. Things have got to get better.