Sunday, September 28, 2008


More Yummies... That No One Got to Eat :o(
This weekend was something else! I was assigned to make sweet goodies for an Alabama football night at friends. We were playing Georgia, which was to make for an exciting evening. So check out what I made. Obviously, I'm in a celebratory mood now that fall's officially upon us. With a great sigh of satisfaction (and a very, very messy kitchen) I had everything ready to go. Nathan and Kathryn were racing in and through the kitchen and bedrooms in a crazy game of chase. Nathan skidded around the kitchen corner and as the X-ray tech said, "snapped the bone in his toe like a toothpick." So, of course he's lying in the floor, trying to keep Kathryn from jumping on him, while he's gasping for help. Alex chose that chaotic moment to get a boo-boo, hence the shrieking from the kitchen. And let's see... oh yes. A cauterization from a minor office procedure on myself chose to give way at that moment, and I began losing much, much, much blood. So!!! Nathan was in ER Room #10 and I was in room #20 at the same time. He did drive to the hospital with his broken toe. We made quite the pair. Unfortunately, I lost an inordinate amount of blood, and had to be admitted for stabilization. Two IV lines, oxygen, and some suturing later, I spent the night in the Women and Children's Center. They pumped in the fluids to get my blood pressure up, thereby diluting what little blood is left in my body. Ah! Oh, yes. Every four hours, they came to draw more blood (can't you just get it off the floor? my word!) only to tell me that I had even less than before~ so curious! Wonder why?! Thank God, we're both home now. He can't walk, and I'm anemically weak. Dear friends have taken the children for the night, cleaned the mess off the carpets, and even cleaned up my kitchen. Oh, yes. The game. I know you're wondering. We kicked their little booties all around the field. How do I know? There was a TV above my ER bed. Count it all joy...

15 comments:

cheriepasbjerg said...

Thank you Charity for your comment, it is nice to know that my children aren't the only ones who play with their poo. So disgusting, good thing I have been an ER nurse for many years now, but, I tell ya, I did about gag. Nice to read your blog, Nathan and I were both at HSBC I think in 91-92. Also with Phil and I had classes with their Dad and with their Mom. Mr. Dr. Brown and Mrs. Dr. Brown. Very lovely people, how are they now? Please tell them I said hello. I don't know if they would remember me, I wasn't, say, the most serious student at that point. Please assure them that when I transferred to Indiana Wesleyan, I got my act together, and did finally take school seriously. Again nice to see what your family has been up to, God Bless
Cherie Pasbjerg-Naffziger

Kimberly said...

I will vouch for Cherie...we had some VERY good days together at HSBC:)

Sorry, Charity, I had to laugh at 1st when reading this post....but then felt bad reading of you actually being in the hospital! I'm glad you're OK, but sorry for the bad luck! Take it easy..:)
(maybe lay off the good cookin!:)

Raylin said...

You poor soul!! Why is it that these sorts of things don't happen one at a time??? I hope next weekend goes better for you! Blessings to you!

Neugier said...

It sounds like your family really needs some R%R! I hope you are all on the mend.

Amy said...

So sorry for this! Oh. My. Word. In spite of all the issues I have had, I have never had to have my hubby in a room beside me!

Get better soon!

Charity said...

Thanks for the sweet remarks~ even if you are all secretly chuckling ;o) I found out from the Dr. today that the results of the office procedure were all positive. Unfortunately, he said they were confident I lost at least 2 units of blood. It may have been close to 3. (between 4-6 cups~ agh!) So I'm just taking it easy. Maybe I'll post a pic of Nathan's beautiful toe and my pallid self. Or maybe not.

Erin said...

Never a dull moment in your house.. or blog for that matter. Yes, we heard about the game, our dear friend would not even discuss the details... obviously a Georgia fan.

Marty said...

Wow, what a day! I am so sorry about all your pain....a Alabama fan will do whatever she can to watch a game, man what committment!!! Hope your week is going better!

The Alabama Messners said...

Hi Charity, Aneita called me and told me about yours and Nathan's adventure Saturday night. Wow what a scene that must have been. I am so sorry! I started to call you today but was afraid you might be resting from all your blood loss...maybe I will sometime in the next few days to check on you.
Hope you are feeling better!
Love ya,
Lisa

Sonja said...

Truth really is stranger than fiction! So sorry for your troubles, but you're right it did make me giggle just a bit. 2 units?! That's just crazy! So glad they were able to get you stabilized. Please take care of yourself! (And Nathan too!)

Julie Schultz said...

Oh my! How awful! Take good care of yourself!

By the way, just because I'm of a practical nature, what happened to all of the lovely things you baked for the party?

Charity said...

Thanks for all your sweet remarks. Julie, they were eaten by all our many helpers over the next few days. So don't worry~ my efforts weren't wasted :o)

Juwah said...

Oh charity;

I wish you lived close enough for me to help out. Good to know you have friends there who helped out. Now I will say while I felt terribly for you, I did laugh at poor Nathan(if he gets offended by this comment just ask him who threw the pine cone first). I'm also pretty sure he's acting as ill as you actually feel. :)

My thougths and prayers are with you both.

Julia

PS Do you think the Lord may be telling you something about AL. Football?

Bethany Fleming said...

I'm so sorry to hear about all the craziness at once however I did chuckle a time a two. I hope you are all recovering well.
I was thinking about the food as well and then read julie's comment.:)great minds think alike!

kayla said...

My word! Maybe you guys would be better off staying in the hospital, for your own protection of course. Hope you get better soon!