When your 18 month old child goes “thump” in the night…

Would you believe this happened to me?  Actually it happened to my son?

All 18 months of him.

Here’s what happened…

It’s 12:30am, and I’m on the computer trying to write an essay on e-Procurement wondering when, if ever, I might be off to bed, when directly above me, I hear a loud “thud”, but no noise to follow.  So I set aside my essay, make my way upstairs and into our bedroom.  Still no noise.  I make my way over to my side of the bed and reach for the flashlight we use to check on Linus.  I had left the flashlight on the floor when I brought Linus into our bed at 10pm to sleep with his mummy.  

I reached down for the flashlight, and felt… hair.

Then a head?!?

It was my son.

The thud was him falling off our bed onto the floor (and power bar).  He was on his hands and knees and out cold… Still sleeping.

I scooped him up and took him to his crib where he is snoring up a storm.

Poor little guy is back on anti-biotics, still has an ear infection, and those drugs make him sleep sounder than he did before.

Surprisingly, I was able to pick him up and carry him considering the intense pain I feel in my sciatic nerve. I get sharp shooting pains from pretty much my left buttock (glut muscle) all the way down to my toes (which sometimes go numb). I went through a month of serious physiotherapy, and massage but to no avail. Now I continue to stretch a lot, but no avail. So today I got new walking shoes. That might work.

Also I posses a very cranky wife who is 24 week pregnant and already feeling like she did in the 9th month with Linus.  Her back is probably worse than mine and that says a lot.  She, like I, am very tough and are able to move on considering the pain.  I think the only thing that would make her feel better (after a good massage) is if we paid off our mortgage.  She hates debt.  I love that she hates debt except it adds to the stress of a sick child and being pregnant.

So now it’s time to get back up to bed, I have to be at the office in 5 hours.



3 thoughts on “When your 18 month old child goes “thump” in the night…

  1. Shroom-Monkey June 28, 2006 / 4:33 am

    ugghhh, sorry about the nerve dude- been through it never want to relive it.


  2. Riley June 27, 2006 / 8:39 pm

    Sounds like you’re all suffering 😦 you have my love. Its hard with a little one (Im thankful I have none of my own) whos ill, let alone if you have some problems of your own hampering your activities.



  3. Naomi June 27, 2006 / 1:45 pm

    I cannot believe that his thump didn’t even wake me up. Poor guy.


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