by, 01-28-2012 at 05:17 PM (526 Views)
Sorry it has been awhile...life has been crazy.
We took a trip to the ER today. Larry fell on the ice in the back yard . He was in soooo much pain . He could barely breathe . I called 911.... first the police arrived....then the firedept....then the ambulance .arrived . The EMTs were so caring and gentle with Larry.
LOng story short. Larry has 2 broken ribs . He is on heavy duty pain meds. He has a breathing treatment tube to force him to take deep breathes. It is real painful for Larry to do that. The Dr said Larry would be in danger of pneumonia if He keeps resisting taking deep breathes.
Poor Ruthie felt like She caused the fall to happen because She called out ...PaPa....just before He fell. She was falling apart with quilt. We kept telling her that it wasn't her fault . She wouldn't believe us . Later Larry told us that He never even heard Her call him.
When things like this happen poor foster kids feel like their security is in jepardy . They all know someone could blame them and they might be removed . Life is not easy for these kids.
After We got home and Larry was settled into the recliner Ruthie asked me to turn the TV off so that She could read PaPa a bedtime story . So She read the story then sang a sweet little "lala" song and that put him to sleep.......Well...that and the 2 percoset that the Dr gave Larry in the ER put him to sleep.
Ruthie's visits have been reduced to 1 a month. So this coming Tuesday We will not have to drive to Boston. Thank GOD . Well I would have cancelled...butthis way is easier.