Bad day. Hubby's in the hospital!

Discussion in 'Family Life - Stories, Pictures & Updates' started by Rainsong, Oct 13, 2009.

  1. Rainsong

    Rainsong In the Brooder

    Oct 12, 2009
    Beaverton, OR
    I got up this morning already stressed. I'm trying to get my four year old to eat more then just PB&J, Grilled cheese, and Macroni and Cheese. Oh and crackers, chips, and junk food. Yesterday we started it, and it went badly. He is a very stubborn little boy [​IMG] On top of that, my husband has a ticket in CA (he's a truck driver) and we couldn't get a hold of anyone yesterday about it- court date today. AND then there's worries about making rent...

    Yep. Stress. But I was woken up by the phone- my husband calling. He got ahold of someone, got an extention... [​IMG]

    And then, two hours later, he calls back. Well, that's odd... and then he tells me he's in the ER! What?! He was home on home time last week, and messed his back up. Seems he tripped in the fuel station and it sent his back into massive spasms. He had to have help to stand up, and worse, couldn't even get into his truck- so he had to go to the ER. I need to ask how he got there...

    Anyways, he called about an hour ago, yet again. Seems he's being admitted- he can't walk for more then a short bit before his back spasms insanely again, despite the heavy duty meds he's on. He literally could not get back into the bed, it was so bad.

    ... I'll tell you, this year has been hell, and things were finally going sort of ok- and getting back on track. Now this? He doesn't make money if he's sitting still, and this week and next week are all we have to make rent in. I don't have a job, no one wants to hire me. If his back is this messed up, he can't drive- and how long is he going to be out for? Is he even going to have a job when he CAN drive?!

    I really just feel like crying right now. Maybe I should just start packing now... [​IMG]
  2. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits...

    May 19, 2008
    Western MA
    [​IMG] Wow! Thats alot on your plate at once! So sorry! [​IMG] I hope everything works out for you guys! [​IMG] [​IMG]
  3. Rainsong

    Rainsong In the Brooder

    Oct 12, 2009
    Beaverton, OR
    Quote:I'd handle this so much better, except this is a prime example of how things have been going since last December when my husband was laid off. Even before that, really, but at least I had a break for a few months then.

    Since then we've had my husband scramble for work, get work, have to quit and go back to long haul trucking, had to have family help to pay rent/bills a few times, our car has been shot (Yep, SHOT), potty trained our son someplace in there, and... all the day to day drama of a stubborn has heck little boy- by myself.

    I'm tired. Very very tired. In many ways. I dunno what to think of this... I'm gonna go stare at pictures of cute fuzzy chickies again, now.
  4. chickens4me

    chickens4me Songster

    Jan 1, 2008
    South Carolina
    Many prayers everything will turn around for you and your family & your husband heals up very quickly, too.

    Is there any family member who could help you a little right now, maybe? That is a lot to handle on your own. I believe I would need the help~most definitely! [​IMG]
  5. Iowa Roo Mom

    Iowa Roo Mom Resistance Is Futile

    Apr 30, 2009
    Keokuk County
    [​IMG] Hang in there.... BYC is a great outlet if you need someone to talk to. Please keep us updated on the status of your DH, I will pray for you [​IMG]
  6. Rainsong

    Rainsong In the Brooder

    Oct 12, 2009
    Beaverton, OR
    Quote:Sort of. My mother, brother, and step-father live spitting distance from here- that is, a 10-15 minute walk if we're being real slow. My brother's over this evening to wash clothes- apparently their washer's agitator stopped working. They aren't sure when, but he realized it during a load of laundry last night.

    Still waiting for my husband to call me back and tell me the # for his hospital room, and all.
  7. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

    Apr 15, 2009
    I am sorry things are going poorly for your family. I hope your husband gets better soon. I can sympathize. My husband went through 2 back surgeries last year and spent 6 months on the couch. It was no fun. (That's putting it mildly.) Just keep telling yourself that it WILL get better, and have absolute faith in that statement, and eventually... It WILL get better.
  8. jerseygirl1

    jerseygirl1 Crowing

    Jun 20, 2009
    Orange County, NY
    I wish I lived closer to help you out.............hang in there, I will say prayers............
  9. Rainsong

    Rainsong In the Brooder

    Oct 12, 2009
    Beaverton, OR
    Thanks guys.

    I've finally got the numbers to call, but he's busy at the moment- apparently there's a nurse in taking case notes or whatever. I called and passed the numbers on to his mother, who he wasn't so keen on having them, but [​IMG]

    I've got the worst urge right now to pig out on sweets. Except we haven't got any, so I think I'm safe. I'm so stressed I'm starting to think funny. I found a person online offering "button quail" kits- food, eggs, book etc. And I keep thinking I should get it, except.... I don't have an incubator, or any place to put them if they did hatch. I keep having to remind myself of that.

    I just want something to look forward to, something happy and all.
  10. Germaine_11.20

    Germaine_11.20 Songster

    Jun 6, 2009
    Go ahead and pig out. Sometimes you just have to. I can be very creative.

    Bread, peanut butter and maple syrup mmmmmm

    chocolate chips with frosting...

    On the bright side, you have each other and your little boy. That is what really matters.

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