Saturday, March 14, 2015
I Want A Do Over
This week has been one for the record books. On Wednesday we had a gorgeous day here in PA. The weather was mild and warm for the first time in a while. On the way home from our homeschool co-op we had the windows rolled down and took our time getting home. It was wonderful.
Later that afternoon, I discovered that our wee gerbil Sally finally lost her battle. C'sa was busy jumping on the trampoline and playing outside, so I brought Sally into my room, found a box for her and decided that the knowledge of her death could wait in the kids' world.
Breaking the news to C'sa was hard. I knew she would take it badly, and she did. She loves deep, so loss cuts deep. For the next couple of days she would break into intermittent sobs. It broke my heart to have to try and soothe those wounds.
Friday afternoon her wounds became tangible. While jumping on the trampoline with my oldest son, they accidentally collided and fell into a heap on the trampoline's canvas. Her glasses broke, and so did her clavicle. She was in immense pain.
We took her to an urgent care facility and had x-rays done. They trussed her up in a harness and a sling, and sent her home with a prescription for pain and instructions to follow up in a week with an orthopedist. After 24 hours hours post break, I doubt she can last a week. She is still in serious pain and can barely move. Prayers are coveted, an immediate Monday morning appointment craved.
We will grow from this week, we will heal; but I wish it was one we could just try again, with much different results.