We ended 2011 in true Campbell fashion – dramatic, followed by a trip to the ER. I’ve got to hand it to my kids – they really know how to make a statement.
Typically Ryder is the one who ends up in the ER due to his asthma but this time Cortland got to be a part of the action. And he tops all of Ryder’s trips in the last two years since he had a febrile seizure and a ride in an ambulance.
I am not well versed in seizures since no one I know has ever had one (that I’ve witnessed or was aware of) and therefore did not know that you NEVER put your finger in someone’s mouth when they are having one. This would have been valuable info for me since my first instinct was to put my finger in Cortland’s mouth to prevent him from swallowing his tongue. I’m sure the 911 dispatcher thought I was a grade A idiot when I told her, almost in tears, that he was about to bite my finger off. Clearly I seize all opportunities to look like an dumbass (no pun intended).
Thankfully, he was just fine and back to his shenanigans by the end of the day. I, however, may never fully recover from watching him have a seizure and being completely helpless. For those of you who deal with this regularly, I am truly sorry. There is nothing worse than feeling helpless when it comes to your children.
2012 has started off on a quiet note, which is fine with me. However, I’m waiting for something to happen. Five days in and still, nothing. Makes me nervous, people. I know these punks far too well to believe 2012 is going to run this smoothly for long.
Happy 2012, friends. I wish you health, joy, laughter and much love. Remember to appreciate each “season” of your life you are in – one day we’ll all look back and wish we were exactly where we are today.