Before I begin this post, let me just say that I'm thankful. Okay. So we started last Sunday in the middle of the night with a stomach virus. Miles' outfit above should show you the dire condition of our household. Trevor and I were both down for the count. It involved two trips to Walgreens to obtain medication for him, and it had snowed. So off Miles and I went to get it, since the over the counter medication he needed at the house expired in 2011. Yes I took Miles to Walgreens dressed as he was above.
Tuesday morning Trevor seemed better, I still felt a bit sluggish and Miles was good to go. Trevor went to class, I spent the day trying to muster up the energy to do the dishes, prepare to leave for our trip, and board the dogs. We left Weatherford at 4:30 pm and got to Missouri around 10 pm.
Wednesday morning the stomach virus resurfaced. Trevor was up all night Miles didn't sleep well, having slept 5 hours in the car right before bed. By Wednesday night we were all exhausted. My mom came home and told me not only were we having the 10 members of my immediate family over for Thanksgiving, one of my Aunt & Uncles and Grandma would be coming too. At this point, I just wanted a nap.
On Thanksgiving Miles tried a bite of the pumpkin pie filling and then proceeded to throw up every ten minutes for an hour. (no this was not spit-up) We went to bed plagued once again by Trevor's stomach virus coming to call every 30 minutes. My dad makes a 3 am trip to the gas station for medicine.
Friday morning we woke up and Trevor was still sick, so Miles and I went to find a store open at 8 am the day after Thanksgiving in small town, Missouri. We got a different kind of settle your stomach medicine. And spent the afternoon laying around. By Friday evening everyone was feeling good enough to rejoin the family. Miles was playing on the floor with a relative (name omitted to protect the innocent) and was laying on his back. Said relative pulled his right arm across his body in an attempt to roll him to face a toy. We knew immediately he had something wrong. He fussed right away and seemed to be more upset when we moved his arm. We noticed his shoulder was fine but below his elbow seemed to just be hanging limp. After about 10 minutes of observation, we decided to take him to the emergency room. It was 5:30 pm on black Friday.
This is Miles as he was getting checked in. He got his temp taken and they made sure his hand was still warm and had circulation. He got weighed and then we waited to for them to take us back to a room. As soon as we saw the nurse, she knew he had 'Nurse Maid's' Elbow. She took his wrist and just popped it back in place. Miles cried a little during this but more out of annoyance than pain. The minute after she felt the pop he had picked up his hospital bracelet and was only interested in playing with it. The doctor came in to sign our release papers and off we went. In and out of our first ER trip in under an hour.
Saturday afternoon Miles played with his cousins.
Sunday we started the drive back early so Trevor could get home and study. After 3 hours we stopped to feed Miles and top off the gas tank. When we went to restart the car the battery was dead. After 30 minutes and forty dollars on a self-jumper we were back on the road. It just seemed like a fitting end to an eventful Thanksgiving week. Here's to hoping all the excitement has passed and Christmas will be boring.