Thursday, November 20, 2008

Tuesday began like any other Tuesday. Master's swim followed by work. Both went well and the day was proceeding normally.

I left work early to take Hubby to an appointment with the RSD specialist. The burning in his foot and ankle had increased since starting physical therapy. After examination, Hubby had a spinal nerve block for some pain relief. As we were waiting to be released, the nightmare began.

My cell phone went off with my daughter Hooch's ringtone. I answered to hear her hysterical voice telling me that she had been in a car accident. She needed us. I ran and got the RN and had Hubby unhooked from all the monitors and IVs. We were about 30 minutes from Hooch and it was 5pm rush hour. She called several times while we drove and we tried to figure out what was going on. I finally was able to talk to one of the paramedics at the scene who was examining her. She had hit another car head on while driving to work.

When we arrived at the accident, Hooch's car was just loaded on a tow truck. We immediately found Hooch. She had declined the ambulance to the hospital. She was very shaken up but walking around fine. I was so relieved to give her a hug and tell her that I loved her. Just to play it safe we took her to the ER to be checked out. All the tests came back fine.

It's Only a piece of metal. Thank God Hooch is Ok.

While at the ER, Hubby(who was supposed to be laying flat on his back for 3 hours) asked to speak to me in the hallway. He informed me he had just spoken to his Mom. While she was walking her dog, 2 bulldogs charged her dog. She tried to kick at them but ended up laying on top of Scooter to protect him. Luckily Scooter and her were shaken but uninjured. Bino and Hubby left the ER and headed to check on my MIL and call the police.

Could all of this be happening to us? Were we going to wake up and find out that this was all a dream? Had we entered the twilight zone? Unfortunately we were awake and reality had slapped us in the face.

Our Hooch and Mom are fine. Hubby hung in there and endured until able to lay down. My head was spinning in circles and I lacked an ability to focus. Bino was a blessing and helpful in every way.

Waddling to find a way out of the zone we are in............