I was getting ready to write y'all a post this morning and WHAM. An unexpected emergency.
My husband took the kids to the park this morning and Matthew fell off one of the swings and hurt his arm. There's no blood and no bones sticking out (that is what I told the nurse on the phone a moment ago) but it looks swollen and dislocated.
So, Ben dropped Abby off with me and rushed off to the Dr.'s to see what's the matter.
I'm being updated by text message as I type and now they're going to get an x-ray as it could be a break and need pins (I want to throw up).
This is the first serious injury we've had in our parenting career of 3 ish years and I feel totally sick. I talked to our little guy on the phone and he was hurting so bad and being so brave...I wanted to cry and hold him and make my arm broken instead.
If this is how I feel about a broken arm (or whatever it turns out to be), how am I going to handle all the other stuff that comes along with raising children that will also rip my heart out?!
Now, I know he will be OK. It will be fixed and he will eventually not be hurting anymore. It will pass.
But, I was not prepared for such intense emotions to come from this, mom-wise, you know?
How do you other mom's handle this?! I feel like a total rookie again...