Saturday, July 10, 2010

Happy to be home!

I was so happy to get home and see my babies today! It is going to be a hard month or so for all of us I think. Ben is going to have to take over the role of primary caregiver and the babies are going to have to learn I cannot meet all their needs. The toughest part for me will be letting others help out. I am always wanting to do it all and hate to ask for help.

So it all began Thursday night when I had been up countless times with Aubrey. The final trip into the babies room had me contemplating bringing Aubrey into our room to sleep in the mini crib so I wouldn't have to make another trip in. Thank God I didn't! I thought I was heading in my bedroom and was reaching for the door as I took another step and realized that I was falling down the stairs. I bounced off a couple steps before smashing off the wall at the bottom and hearing a snap. I knew then my wrist was broken. Ben heard the fall, me scream and Cameron start crying he thought I had a baby in my arms when I fell. I am so grateful that wasn't the case!

Ben grabbed me a couple ice packs, went upstairs to calm the crying babies, get me clothes, help me dress and got ahold of Tom and Kate to come watch the babies so he could bring me to the ER. As soon as we got there the ER doctor took one look and told the nurse to make me comfortable because it was broke and the needed X-rays. After some painful x-rays they tried to find me a Orthopedist that was willing to take the case and finally found Concord Hospital, two hours away. My parents and Ben kept me company during the day and after much confusion I finally got operated on and got back into my room around 10pm. The surgeon informed me that was one of the worst breaks he had worked on. It broke off at the joint with lots of fragments and it was resting below the rest of the bone.

So now I am hanging out with no use of my left arm for 6 weeks which means no lifting the babies. :( We are very grateful to Tom and Kate for always being here whenever we need them, coming at 2am and keeping the babies for 2 nights. A huge thank you to Jackie for doing all she does for us on a daily basis and always stepping up to help in a crisis. She always knows just where to find everything and what the babies schedule is so I am able to just leave her in charge if need be. Thanks to Diana, Matt, Crystal, Ryan and Lauryn for helping with feedings and keeping the babies happy and to the Styles for setting up our yard sale.

If the weather is nice we hope to put out the yard sale stuff and make some cash now that I will technically be out of work for the next several weeks.

4 comments:

  1. Ow, ow, ow....... glad , though, the surgery went well and hopefully it heals well.

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  2. Oh wow! So sorry about your fall. Wishing you a speedy recovery. I know you'll hate not being able to lift your babies! Take care.

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  3. Oh Kari!! I hope you heal quickly! You poor woman!

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  4. Oh Kari that is awful. Glad to hear the surgery went well. Being a mom I know how hard it will be to not life those babies. Hope you heal quickly.

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