Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Happy Cinco de Mayo!!


Happy Cinco de Mayo...well one day late. I did not get this posted last night like I anticipated. It has been a crazy week so far involving a 13th birthday, an almost broken toe and a very long wait in the ER!

My dd turned 13 yesterday...acckk! I am not ready to be the parent of a teenager!! She had a birthday party this past weekend and that is where the toe situation came in... The girls were running around and someone stepped down on her foot - OUCH! The good news is that it is a very deep tissue bruise and not broken. She also has a fist-size bruise on the top of her foot.

No onto the 'fun' ER story. On Monday, my little one woke up with a stomach virus (this is the same one that just had surgery 12 days ago). I decided to take him to the dr. because he was not acting normal. I took him in and she sent him to the ER for IV fluids and a chest x-ray b/c he was really dehyrated and had crackles in his chest (he has asthma) and his vitals were 'off'. Well, we got to the Pediatric ER at 11:45 am and sat in the waiting room (with a ton of people wearing masks) until 6:15 pm - yes, almost 7 hours. My peds called that we were on our way and also called throughout the day to try to get us moved up. I was so angry, it took them an hour and a half to triage him. It was the worst experience I have ever had at any hospital. He finally got hooked up to an IV around 7 PM and we finally got home around 10 PM. There is such a panic from the Swine Flu and I understand that the ER staffers are very overwhelmed, but I wish they could have been a little more compassionate. I actually had a few of the triage nurses be really rude to me for asking where I was on the list (after sittng there for 5 hours) and also for asking for ice chips for my son. I was very polite at all times, eventhough I was frustrated and worried about my son. I just did not feel like I deserved that treatment. I am still a little worn out from the whole experience. He is doing fine now, running around and acting totally normal.

I do have to give a special 'Thank You" to my fellow blogger and neighbor, Dee - she made a whole pan of yummy homemade mac and cheese for the rest of my family who was at home during the whole ordeal. She ROCKS! :)

Anywho, onto the card!

This little fashionista Anya reminds me of my daughter, so I thought it would be perfect for her birthday card. I colored her with my copics, sponged the edges with Rose Red and layered on Tempting Turquoise. The DP is from the Magnolia stack from MME. I covered the chipboard number with MME DP, used my craft knife to cut out and then spritzed with Hollyberry Glimmer Mist. I adhered them to a scallop punched circle (SU) and added some Rose Red ribbon. The white trim is from Basic Grey, I think.

Here is the inside of the card:
The flower is a Prima I have had forever! I used a McGill punch to create the word window. The sentiment is from Amy R's Birthday Sentiments set from ATS.

Here are the copics I used:
Sorry for the 'book'! LOL! Have a great day!
~Tori

4 comments:

Patti J said...

Girl, you have been through it! Having your daughter turn teenager overnight is plenty of trauma without adding bruised body parts, ER visits, and rudeness! I would write a letter to the hospital and be very blunt about the attitudes. Those folks in the ER's should be treating you like royalty - without sickness, they would be jobless! Sheesh - the nerve!!! Hope things get better for you. Belated Happy Birthday to DD, and Great Card!!!

Stacy said...

Wow, I am happy to hear all is well now but what an ordeal!! Your card is so cute!!
To bad the ER staff was so rude, I have had simaliar experiences..not fun.
:)

Dee said...

Absolutely beautiful, Tori! Love the layout and the colors! I'm sure Katie loved your card! I'm glad that your ordeal in the ER is over -- truly an awful experience!

Scrappin Cheryl said...

Wow Tori - what hospital was that? I want to avoid it! So sorry you and little man had to deal with that - I bet he was really miserable! Hope all is well now! Love the card!