Monday, February 9, 2009

Out Cold With The Cold Outside

Violet and Atticus had a wee little doctor's appointment. Nothing worth metioning for sure. Just height, weight, and iron levels. Atticus got his cute little toe pricked first. Not even a peep. I am not sure if he even knows he was poked (maybe I should do further testing to see if something is wrong with him). Then Violet was up. She was nervous. I am guessing it had everything to do with the viles of blood she had drained from her body a couple of days ago. Where some strange man was brought into the room to help me hold her down. I digress. Anyways, she lets out a pained squeel, and I hug her and comfort her and hand her a sticker. Then set her down to dress Atticus who is naked except a shirt and diaper. She starts crying and grabs onto my leg. I bend down to pick her up with my one free hand, and she goes limp. Her eyes roll back and her face turns completely white. I tell the nurse that something is wrong. She helps me set her down gently where she instantly regains consciousness. So scary. She told me she has had only one other kids pass out in her years of work there. I try to unsuccessfully not to cry. ( I don't know, something about watching one of my kids lose consciousness really gets to me.) Anyways, she is just fine now. I think she might have gotten that from me. I am a bit of a fainter myself, as you all know if you read my blog faithfully.


Footnote: the terrible pictures are for Tom and should not be viewed by anyone other than him. I had a long day you guys.


10 comments:

Amanda said...

Wow- that is an adventure! I'm glad Violet's okay. I didn't know you were a fainter. I'm not. Although I did think I fainted once on a roller coaster. It was my first time on this particular one, and I didn't know it went underground. All I knew was that I blacked out and recovered by the end of the ride. I guess it was a blonde moment!

tom said...

did you take those pictures with your cell phone or is the meth getting to you?

Bty, you squoze out some cute kids

Emily said...

Oh my! That would have scared me to death! Those tears of yours were definitely justified! Glad Violet is ok and you survived the experience!

Jenny ESP said...

Scary! Tony's a fainter too (shhh don't tell). You forgot to tell us why she had gotten her blood drawn the time before. That's not standard stuff. And how'd you manage to take such horrible pictures?

Flem said...

Wait so what are the consequences for people who view these pictures but were not allowed to do so, as per your instructions?

Sorry about your long day.

Katie said...

She had her blood drawn for an allergy screening. Might i add...no allergies! So all that for nothing. She just has a lot of unexplained swelling in her nose. Perhaps that's an understatement. She cannot breath out of her nose at all. Swollen shut.

Jenny ESP said...

Sad! She always sounds like her nose is stuffed up. What do they think is wrong?

ManicMandee said...

I confess, I liked the really bad pictures.
And that is scary! I've never had a kid of mine pass out before. That would have freaked me out.

Katie said...

I think it is her adenoids. I think the doctor thinks that too, but she had to eliminate the possibility of allergies before she could give me the referral.

Memzy said...

No. Way.

I woulda FREAKED. Freaked I tell ya. And kids doctors appointements are janky. Glad she's fine. How cute is her nose stuffed talking tho?