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!
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: