As some of you know by my cryptic twitter/facebook updates, Josh went into the hospital early this morning. Everyone wants to know how he is doing, which is SO sweet. Instead of telling the story many times, I am opting for the super duper technology of blogging to keep my repeats to a minimum.
We were awoken at about 6:30 this morning by our rotten, rotten children. We were both lying on our L-shaped couch and then Josh sat up and tilted his head back. It looked like he had fallen asleep but his eyes were rolling into the back of his head. In order to avoid going into gory details, I will just leave it at saying that he was unresponsive for the next minute. So I called 911. They came and found that his blood sugar was at a very dangerously low level and so they took him into the ER where they ran some tests and found that they still could not find the problem, but they were concerned enough to keep him overnight to run even more tests. So he has been in the hospital all day and will stay there overnight. The boys and I just went to visit him and they ate ALL of his chocolate pudding, which just may have been the worst thing that has happened all day. I keep accusing him of simply wanting to get a day away from the kids and I and reminding him that a room at the Four Seasons would be cheaper and nicer than his accommodations at the North Austin Medical Center.
So he is doing fine and we have our fingers crossed that it will turn out to be an aberration. We miss him at home and feel SO happy that he is safe and being cared for. A big shout out to our dear friend Geni, who was ripped from her warm bead this morning to come and watch the boys while I rode in the ambulance to the ER with Josh, which I am ashamed to admit was a bit of a thrill for this sad suburban mom. Geni then had to endure being directed by a three year-old on how to make ‘toad in a hole’ before even having her morning coffee and her husband Kell had to withstand having six children, rather than his usual four, for the day. That could NOT have been fun. Geni and Kell very kindly gifted us a night of babysitting so we could have a night on the town which we have not had since the first Bush presidency term. Josh mentioned this morning that perhaps their having taken care of the boys today should count for that. I said “No way. I am going to see a movie in the theater and go out to eat without my children BEFORE the end of Obama’s first term”.
Get well soon Josh. We miss you terribly. I will keep you all updated. Thanks for your concern.