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.