Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Amy's Hospital Stay

Early Sunday morning, Amy woke me up and said she was having contractions and needed to go to the hospital. So, we quickly packed things up, woke up Alex, and got ready to go. Steve told us how to get to the nearest hospital. It wasn’t very far away. Amy was admitted but needed to be transferred by ambulance to the hospital in Salisbury, the closest one with a maternity department. Alex needed to eat breakfast, so, we took a trip to my favorite Ocean City breakfast spot, Laytons on 16th St, and ate breakfast. Then we drove to Salisbury, about 30 minutes away, to be with Amy again. Then, we got some bad news, Amy was going to be in the hospital for at least 48 hours. Hmm, what to do with Alex, he was already showing signs of severe boredom. After talking to my sister, who said she was going to come back down from Dover to see Amy, I decided to take Alex back to the Ocean City boardwalk so that he could have something to do. He had a ball in the arcade, riding the Ferris wheel, and eating some more ice cream. Robin had called me and said she wouldn’t be able to visit Amy after all, but, Amy’s friend Mary Beth lives in the area and stopped by after work. She was there when Alex and I returned.

Since I had just started a new job the preceding Thursday, I needed to go home so I could go to work. I spent a lot of time on the phone arranging for Alex’s care for the next two days, and also trying to figure out a way to get Amy home when she was released. Alex stayed with my mother Sunday night, and she watched him all day on Monday. Since she had a class in Frederick on Tuesday, she brought Alex to my house and spent the night. Amy’s friend Brandon didn’t have to work on Tuesday so he agreed to watch Alex for me on Tuesday while my mother was in her class. Robin visited Amy on Monday night, and was able to pick her up from the hospital. Since she was discharged early enough, Robin brought her all the way to our house. That was nice of her. When my mom got back from her class, she volunteered to cook dinner for us, that was pretty nice too. Some how, our upstairs bathroom was cleaned up a bit, but I don’t know who did it.

It has been a stressful couple of days, but it looks like things worked out ok in the end.

1 comment:

Loveprincess00 said...

Happy to help. You owe me $96.00 for my time. (lol) just kidding, altough i am out of vacation time and my pay was a bit shorter since i had to take off for to get Amy.