Broken Tailbone, the 2 Month Well Visit, and More Excitement

There has been *way* too much excitement around my house this week. I really need it to stop.

And it all started because of my stupidity.

On Monday, I was supposed to go to Zander’s “Author’s Day” at school. I completely forgot all about it. It was written in my calendar, but I never even thought to look at it. Zander came home that day, and the first words out of his mouth were, “Mom, you forgot to come to Author’s Day.” I felt absolutely horrible. How could I forget something so important?

On Tuesday, nothing much exciting happened, until it was bedtime. I had turned the ceiling fan in our room onto high earlier in the day. When it was time for bed, I stood on the side of the bed and reached up to turn the fan down a notch. When I came back down off the bed, my left foot caught the ottoman to my glider rocker, flipping it onto its side. I then fell right onto the wood part of the ottoman and quickly experienced more pain than I have ever felt in my life. I lay on the floor crying, while my husband was laughing. (He had no idea I had really hurt myself, and I never, ever cry because of pain, so he totally thought I was faking!) As soon as he realized I wasn’t faking it, he jumped up and helped me off the floor. I climbed into bed, tears streaming down my face, and cried most of the night because of the pain.

On Wednesday, the pain was still so awful that I had to call the doctor. They asked me to come in, so I drove myself to the doctor’s office. (That was painful!) When the doctor saw the affected area, she said that with as much bruising and swelling as I had, I had to have broken my tailbone. She wasn’t going to do an x-ray, since there’s nothing they can do if it is broken, but she prescribed a cream to rub on it for pain relief and also recommended Motrin for the pain and swelling.

I came back home Wednesday afternoon, and never left my bed again all night.

Gage @ 2 months

Gage at 2 months

This morning, it was Gage’s 2 month well visit. {Can you believe my baby is 2 months old already?!} I expected it to be a fairly easy visit. I had a few concerns to discuss with the doctor, but that’s never unusual.

What should have been an easy visit ended up with a trip to the emergency room right afterward.

I noticed earlier this week that Gage’s scrotum seemed swollen. When I mentioned it to the doctor, she agreed completely, and suddenly became very concerned. She decided to send us to the hospital for an ultrasound. The doctor wasn’t sure if it was just fluid around the testes or if it was a hernia, so she wanted us to get the ultrasound and she then referred us to a urologist to follow up with… clear down by Atlanta.

We waited for what seemed like forever for the ultrasound tech to take us back. When it was finally our turn, the u/s tech was so nice. We put Gage down on the table, and hubby sat right with him. (Remember – I still can’t sit!) Gage stayed perfectly still the entire time, and didn’t pee on anyone! I couldn’t believe it!

The ultrasound tech told us that there is a lot of fluid in there, but there’s no sign of any tumors, hernias, or anything else – Praise the Lord! We’ll still need to meet with the urologist to make sure there isn’t a concern with the amount of fluid, but at least there’s no cause for alarm right now.

It has been one heck of a week around here, though, and I’m ready for it to be over.

By the way – Can someone remind me that I need to be at Jace’s school for their “Writer’s Gallery” tomorrow afternoon? I’m terrified I’ll forget….

Do they make a pill for Mommy Brain?