Wednesday, March 24, 2010

TIRED IN MY BONES

So after getting the kids off to school yesterday I decided I would hop back into bed and read.  I had just ended another hospital stay the night before and I was TIRED.  I knew there was a potential Respiratory Therapist visit later that morning and so I was awaiting the phone call for the actual time of arrival.  The more I layed there reading, the more I thought how much I would love to cancel said appointment.  When I couldn't keep my eyes open any longer, I decided I would take a short nap until that phone call came.  I always keep my phone on vibrate so I held it in one of my hands for fear I'd miss the call.  As soon as I had drifted under, my hand vibrates.  It startles me awake and my heart starts pounding.  I look at the number and see that it's NOT the Respiratory Therapist, it's my husband.  Surely he'd understand me hitting the silence button, right?  So that's what I did.  I silenced his call and attempted to sleep once more.  Just as I was just hitting the brink of my happy place, Ben's feeding pump went off.  DARN that pump.  "Ben...." I whine...."help a girl out.  Reach over and turn your pump off...pleeeaaassse?!?"  Nothing...he pretends not to hear me because it's still beeping.  I climb back out of bed, kiss his cute cheeks and turn his pump off.  I crawled back into my warm bed for attempt number three.  (sigh)  I'm so tired.  Please make everything go away, just for a little while?  Phone in hand once more I start to drift off...again.  Not sure how long I was asleep but I know it wasn't long.  I was JOLTED awake by a LOUD knock on my door.  I jump out of bed in my dazed state, trying to control my balance as I fall sideways into my closet door while thinking, "They were supposed to CALL first...what the HECK?!?"  My hair!  I'm remembering how pretty my hair must look since I haven't yet gotten ready for the day.  I run to the bathroom to see what kind of damage control I need to do before running down to let him in.  I happened to look out the bathroom window and see a UPS driver pulling away.  False alarm.  I'm annoyed.  WHY do they need to bang on the door?  I crawl back into bed wondering if I should just give up.  But I can't.  My body is magnetically pulled towards my bed.  I think if Ben could...he would be laughing at me.  He probably was.  I know I would be.  I close my eyes again.  Moments later Ben starts coughing.  I peek at him.  He coughs again.  "NURSE!"  I shout before realizing I'm not in the PICU anymore.  UGH!  There's no nurse.  I get up and give Ben a good suction, pat his back and smile at him.  "It's a good thing I love you Ben."  I tell him.  This attempt at a nap seems futile but I WON'T give up.  I can't.  My body won't let me.  Back to bed I go.  Another 15 minutes later the phone vibrates..."AAAAAHHHHH!"   I'm starting to think homicidal thoughts.  It's a txt message.  I ignore it and fall back asleep.  The phone.  It's merciless.  I think there were three more calls that I totally ignored.  (sorry people)  Then it came.  The phone call I was waiting for.  "Hi Dan" I say.  "Look, I'm gonna be completely honest with you.  I'm exhausted and was hoping to take a nap.  How 'bout we reschedule for tomorrow?"   He was copasetic and I was HAPPY.  I turned my phone off and FINALLY got my nap.  The End.

10 comments:

Jenny said...

Phew! I was worried that your poor body was never going to get the rest you needed!
I like happy endings.
xo

Smilin' sunshine said...

It seems that when you really need a nap is when everybody needs you!!

Glad you finally fell asleep!

Jo Jo said...

Could you have texted him first and avoided all that drama?

Cindi said...

Thankfully you got to snooze...and especially glad you and Ben are HOME!!! My UPS guy NEVER lets me know I have a package...he just hides it in my garage without telling me he's even been here. I'll trade guys with you. Today is looking dark and perfect for another nap! Good luck!!!

April said...

Oh I got tired just reading that! Hope you can find a minute to rest today too!!

LL said...

and THAT is one of the reasons I don't nap. I get SOOOO annoyed at the constant interuptions.
You needed sleep, I'm glad you were finally allowed to catch some shut eye.

Junior said...

so glad you finally got that nap

Amy M. said...

Ahhh- the the need for sleep. Glad you got some.

shirlgirl said...

Glad you got your nap in. Did you ever call Steve back? I agree with Amy Jo's comment, too, which would have saved a lot of grief.

Ben Hutchins said...

You should write a book :)