Friday, March 12, 2010

Action Packed Week

It has been an interesting 2 weeks at home. I had back surgery two weeks ago, all went well but recovery is never quick enough. Some of my children came to visit, smiling grand-kids were just what the doctor ordered. All went well for a couple of days, I read stories, laughed at toddler antics and shut my bedroom door when necessary.
I guess it started with sweet baby B taking a tumble on the tile floor. This event produced tears, blood (in large quantities) and a trip to the ER. She was not happy. Five stitches above the eye fixed her. 6 months ago when visiting Nana she fell on the plane, this required a trip to the ER, her shoulder was dislocated. So Baby B does not have a great track record visiting Nana!

We assumed the remainder of the visit would be crazy but uneventful. Anytime you get 6 adults and 4 kids under 3 in the same house it is bound to be action packed. Friday morning arrived, the kids would pack up and head for home.....that's what we thought.

30 minutes into the trip Greg received a frantic phone call. There had been an accident. Greg managed to meet the ambulance with Jill before she was transported to U of U ER. She spent the day in the hospital, a nasty gash in the back of her head was stapled shut. She was bumped and bruised but otherwise ok. Rachel (8 months pregnant) was in the passenger side. She spent the night at the hospital  for observation, she was shaken up but all seems well. The kids were taken to PCMC by Super Grandpa Greg. They were not excited to be there but are fine! All in all we feel so blessed, what could have been a tragedy proved to mostly be an inconvenience.

Jill and kids came back home and were lovingly cared for by Auntie Candise, Auntie Kaytie, Uncle Paul and Super Gpa. What a great support system we have. Before the weekend was thru my sweet brothers and their good wives provided meals, new car seats and much needed love and support. My children offered hotel rooms, plane tickets and transportation to the displaced family.

 Everyone is safely home! Jill has been checked out by her Dr. all is well, she is still sore and will be for a few days. Candise did a marathon car trip and delivered Jill and kiddos safely to worried Scott. Eliza J has been a trooper as she has spent way to much time in her car seat! Grandpa Greg is back to work, he has had quite a marathon. I am home, recovering in a way too clean and quiet house. I am feeling very blessed.

I have been thinking about changing the name of my blog--but 'Everyday Insanity' seems to fit.


jill said...

Oh my Nana...we sure provided some excitement for you in Utah!!

Minus the last couple days, we REALLY enjoyed our time with you guys, I think jack will be talking about it for a while!

Nedra said...

I think you should be done now for at least 10 years worth. No..adding in back surgery again, you should be COMPLETELY done.
I would ask how you are doing, but the post says it all.
Know my prayers are with you.

TracyH said...

Thanks for the positive spin on what must have been a rotten trial to endure. We are so glad Jill is doing better! I hope the kids don't relive the trauma with nightmares.

Cakelaw said...

Wow, too much drama for anyone. You did well to get through. The photos of the kids are adorable - they are so sweet.

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Caro said...

Glad to hear that everything turned out okay and that you are recovering well.

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