It’s been a rough couple of days….so many things are coming up. New things…old things….you just can’t hide.
I don’t usually comment on current events or issues that are crucial at the moment but we had a patient…..an eleven year old boy with a ricochet BB bullet to the eye. Thankfully we had our only male tech on duty that day…while normally he is the biggest girl we have…yesterday he was a man. This punk was a bad seed…yet….he was a product of his environment. I think that there was something really wrong with the mother. Not that I am judging but this woman had five kids with five different baby daddies…..
The boy tech was asking the mom questions and the eleven year old turns to her and says “Shut up!” Our Boy tech said “you DO NOT speak to your mother like that!” The mother said “He always talks like that to me.” Boy tech said “Not while he is here.” The boy was put in a room and the OD went to put drops in his eyes and the crazy child started to swing at the doctor. Thankfully boy tech was there and grabbed his arm and told him in no uncertain terms that that was not happening here. The boy said ” I just wanted to hit a doctor…..paused and said….not here…. in the ER.” This moment right here…..that boy should be on a watch list somewhere. Even the doctor said “that kid doesn’t have a chance in hell.” This….is sadly our world right now.
On the home front I am having drainage issues again….what is it with me and blocked spring drains?
I did call someone and they are coming tomorrow. We had some serious rain yesterday and when that drain started to flood I had flashbacks. Thankfully between the boy and myself….the plunger held it at bay until today. There will be more rain next week and I am not interested in playing that game. If it turns out to be roots or the like I will pass the bill over to the landlord….but if it’s crap my kids left in their pockets during the wash I will have to pay it. Regardless…tomorrow I have to pay.
They are coming bright and early tomorrow morning, but that’s okay…KB is coming to help me so they need to be gone before she gets there. I am hoping that 8:30 am is enough time…
We left work an hour early tonight which worked perfectly in my favor. I wanted to deliver the girl to a three day birthday party she was going to before dark…and ….it’s pothole season. Plus I had to break some news to her…I was relieved by her response….sometimes you make your kids do what you think is right….turns out their instincts were right from the beginning.
Happy Chinese Year….the year of the dog….me….my year….
I hope that’s the case…..I have spent so much time pushing things down and now they are surfacing……let’s hope I have the strength….Zia