Poor Chaz went to the ER in the middle of the night last night with what they think was food poisoning. After an IV with 2 full bags of fluids and some additional meds, he has stopped vomiting and is now resting very comfortably in our bed. However, this event has reminded me of a few things.
This is another moment that reminds us how thankful we are for Help Our Military Heroes giving Chaz the van. Chaz was able to drive himself there and back without any difficulties. Chaz made the decision to go ahead and go to the ER very early on in his sickness because he knew it was going to get worse. He is as stubborn as I am. I drove myself to the ER once as my face was swelling up from an allergic reaction. Chaz and I don't do ambulances unless it is absolutely necessary. We also don't want to bother anyone. So we will suck it up and just deal with it. He insisted that we let the girls sleep and he go by himself. I was going to wake up a friend to watch the girls, but just like I would, he insisted that the girls and I stay put and he go alone.
Thank goodness he went ahead because he said he got a lot worse once he got to the hospital. Chaz and I knew if he waited too long I would not be able to lift him alone and we'd have to call for help and wake the girls. He was at the hospital during the worst of it and they were able to treat him accordingly. He did get dehydrated, which they said can happen more quickly now. So I am thinking great, now I can add that to the list of worries too now. Yeah, me!! Thank goodness it was a minor case and he was proactive. And thank goodness it's all over!
This is one of those moments that I highly dislike. I'll say it again the best decisions are usually the hardest to make! I wanted to be with him and the girls at the same time, but that just wasn't the best for the girls.They did not need to be at the hospital watching Daddy get sick and hooked up to an IV and me stressed out. I know we made the right decision, but I wanted to be with him and help him, but I also needed to be here for the girls. We didn't want them to wake up and panic that we were gone and they woke up to our friend. We are very conscious about their fears and emotions. We still have some abandonment issues to work through which is very common with military children. We have created a nice safe place for our girls, but we have to keep it safe and keep the trauma and drama to a minimum. So in emergency situations we have to stop and assess them as adequately as possible.
This has definitely been an interesting Monday! But it seems the worst is over and my loves are all together so I can take care of them. Oh the joys of the life of a wounded warrior wife!