Sunday, July 20, 2008

Pushed to the limit

Well, what a week that was. I have most certainly over-committed myself with my enthusiastic determination to get more work. I worked all week until about 8pm most evenings and then had the day planned with Miss Dynamite on Friday, plus I was on standby to interview a top businesswomen, who was proving quite diva-ish and tricky, at 11am on Friday. On Thursday evening I went to watch The Terminator play cricket and was waylaid into the clubhouse for a glass of dry white with some friends. 'This is the life', I thought, relaxing. Got home and was extremely chilled, Danny Boy had also had a cricket match and Lurch had picked him up. We all settled down for an early night.


Lurch was asleep in minutes and ,within minutes, was snoring like a fatally obese warthog. After an hour and a half I moved in with The Terminator in the spare room. At 1am I woke up to agonised screaming 'my foot, my foot, it's killing me!'. Rushed into DB's room and examined his foot, he appeared to be in agony. No swelling, could move his toes, got him some Calpol and told him to go to sleep. 2am yelling again, woke Lurch, TT and me up, no change in foot, Lurch said he'd sprained it and no action was required, just painkillers. 3am screeching 'OUCH! OUCH! etc again, woke us all up again. Told him not to wake up TT with noise he screamed 'I ALWAYS KNEW YOU LOVED HIM MORE THAN ME!' felt motherly love and concern was reaching the end of its elasticity, however resisted temptation to punch him and said if it still hurt I would take him to A&E in the morning. Lurch said don't do it, he's only sprained it. Hourly screaming finally broke me down at 5.00am and I took him to A&E. Drove along with DB screaming at every slight bend. I was now convinced he'd snapped his Achilles tendon. Missed the turn-off due to extreme fatigue got there and DB said he couldn't manage to hobble so I had to load all 6 stone of him on my back and stagger up the stairs to A&E.



2 hours and an X-ray later, slight sprain was confirmed and doctor said to rest his foot that day but that he should be able to do 10 mile sponsored walk on Monday! He sat cheerfully in wheelchair while I pushed him to the car, joking 'I want that one, I don't like it' hopped in bed with the TV on when we got home and then 'remembered' that he was missing a science test that day, whoops!





8 comments:

Suburbia said...

You never can tell though can you?! Hope you can catch up with your sleep this week? (Do we ever catch up?!)

Lindsay said...

We suffered same problems with Son. He in total broke 3 ankles over the period of two years playing rugby. In fact it reminds me of an incident - will write about it soon. Hope all is well in your household soon1

rosiero said...

We have had a few false alarms too, but at the time you need to get them checked out in case they ARE serious. But they always happen at the most inconvenient moment!!

Exmoorjane said...

Oh I hate that. I am Mistress of 'it's nothing, it'll be better in the morning'.....and quite sure one of these days something will be broken and I'll merrily bung a sticking plaster on it. EEK to Lindsay;s comment re rugby.....

blogthatmama said...

I know, you can't completely relax even though in your heart of hearts you know there is absolutely nothing seriously wrong. He actually did 10 mile sponsored walk on Monday! I have caught up with sleep and am now ready for the Isle of Wight trip (Izzel de Widget, Sharon!) tomorrow. Can't wait, 4 books packed and a wine box and tea lights, v excited, back on Sunday!

Milla said...

what books?? always want to know what books. My ankle went like your picture playing excitable (= too much wine) rounders on Friday. No-one carried me anywhere, although if they had, it might be them in need of A&E I suppose.

KittyB said...

hope you're having a good time in Widget, and the weather's equalling Yorkshire, long time no rain as the saying (almost) goes.

GoneBackSouth said...

What drama! Hope you've got a few extra hours sleep since to catch up.