Sunday, June 1, 2008

A Night At the Emergency Room

After the big birthday party, Jim said his back was hurting. Then when he started to cuss, I knew he was in a lot of pain. So a quick call to our in-house physician (thanks, Brad!), told us we needed to head out to the Emergency room. So with the kids at my mom's, off we went. I grabbed my camera on the way out so I could document this all important occasion.

Here is the entrance to the hospital.

Here is Jim checking in at the desk. See how he is hunched over in pain.

Now let's talk a bit about hospital fashion. I was a little embarrassed because in my hurry to get my kids together and get him to the hospital, I slipped on my brown flip flops. The reason for my concern is apparent when you see the next picture.

I have on black and white. Everyone knows you don't wear brown with black. Anyway, my mind was quickly put at ease when I saw that the most popular outfit to wear to the hospital is pajamas. There were at least 3 people with pajamas on (only one was an actual patient). Another accessory that several people had forgotten were teeth. Imagine my surprise when hubby and I were definitely the best dressed people at the hospital.

Anyway, after 3 long hours of waiting, the conclusion is 3 kidney stones.
After the pain medicine, he was a much happier person to be around.

BTW, when he was doing all of his paperwork to be admitted to the ER, I snapped this picture and scared all the ladies working there. That 's the life of a blogger.


blessedwith5 said...

Oh My Goodness! I think it is so funny that you took your camera with you to the ER - I took my camera when my husband Randy was having major knee surgery. I documented the whole thing - not the surgery of course - but everything else, nurses and all! I was able to share everything with the kiddos when I came home and daddy was still in the hospital.
I hope your Jim is feeling better by now - what a way to end a party!

Tami said...

It was great fun for me to take all the pictures. Jim was not having near as much fun as I was. But he did have fun when I had all of my children so we're even.

blessedwith5 said...

Love your comment. Just tell Jim that you were just making the situation more tolerable. Besides if you didn't document your unusual evening who would have!?!