Friday, October 17, 2008

And the hits just keep on coming

Today is one of those days, I am just trying to hold it all together. I know it's been a few days since I blogged last, I've needed to, but just haven't had the time or spirit to do it. Amy had a medical emergency while driving on Tuesday, that's what the medics called it. We believe it was a seizure but won't know for sure until she has an EEG and an MRI next week. She ran over the median and crashed through a wooden fence and hit a brick wall. For those of you who live in Charlotte, it was on Sharon Rd a block from Southpark Mall. That is such a heavily traveled road, it is amazing she didn't hit another car. It is a miracle that she only scraped up her chin and broke her ankle. One of the EMTs that showed up on the scene is a co-worker of Amy's at the pharmacy where she works. Amy didn't even she was an EMT. It took 5 medics to get her out of the car and into the ambulance. The kept trying to restrain her, and she didn't know what was going on, so she fought it.

I spent all day on Tuesday with her at the Hospital while they did all the tests to make sure nothing else was broken or internal bleeding or anything. Wednesday was a full solid day. We took her to her PCP, picked up prescriptions, had to go to the tow yard and look at her car and clean it out. It is completely totaled. She was able to sign over the title to the salvage company and they paid her tow bill and storage fees.

Yesterday, I was at Olivia's school getting set up as Olivia primary guardian so I can talk to her teachers or guidance counselor if necessary. I have been trying to get that since the start of the school year and have had to jump through hoops to get it. It took 3 trips to student placement before I could it worked out. All the while dragging Cole, Katie and Sean with me everywhere. They have been little troopers, but I know they are as exhausted as I am.

Amy is doing as well as can be expected. She was back at work yesterday and is still focusing on trying to find a new place to live. She is having a time of it. Her landlord is making her move to sell the place, she's totaled her car, broke her ankle and now has a full week of medical appointments next week while trying to look at apartments and pack. She is keeping her poor scraped chin up, though. I'm proud of her. I think we are keeping each other strong through all this.

As far as the blogging contest, I am tied for last place. I am the only one not asking all my friends and family to sign up and vote for me. It just feels wrong to me. So I haven't been campaigning like the rest and it shows. Maybe I should be campaigning, and come down off my moral high horse. But how would I know if people really liked my writing if I did that? If it was all about winning, I could just create a bunch of new email accounts with google and yahoo and such and vote for myself all day long. I only want to win if people actually like me and will continue to read it every week. They hire the three with the highest votes, but it doesn't mean they'll be read. Just like the current bloggers that aren't being read. Oh well, I have so much more going on in my life, I will just continue blogging here for myself. I do find it interesting, the person who is tied for last with me wants to win fair and square as well or not win at all. Maybe she and I will get together and write a book instead! She is just as crazy and goofy as I am, so that will be REAL interesting!


  1. Oh my GOODNESS!

    Let us know how the tests turn out!

    I am glad she is okay.

    Michelle :)

  2. What a rough week! I hope everything works out well for everyone involved!

    I'm sorry to hear about the blog contest. I hate things like that where it turns into a popularity contest of who can beg or cheat their way to the most votes.

  3. I am sorry to read about your sister's accident...yeah that is a busy intersection, she's lucky not to have hit another car. My sister was in a car accident a few months ago which totaled her car and broke her back, and is still home recovering...but at least she has a home to recover in, I suppose...

    As far as the blogging contest goes...I did not tell a bunch of my friends and family & get them to register either (which shows in my pathetic Yes Votes Count).

    I am new to the site, and didn't want to win that way...I wanted to win because the voters, or the editors enjoyed my writing and wanted to read more...but it does seem like there is a lot of negative voting going on... oh well...I think you are right, though...that if people get a lot of fake or forced votes, that doesn't mean that all those 'friends and family' that voted will come back and read, or the rest of the readership really wants to read it either.

    ITs good that you have this place to write anyway. Writing is cathartic...keep it up.

    And yes, your pregnant belly profile pic is quite impressive indeed.


  4. I'm so relieved for you that Amy is okay!! It sounds like you have been through the ringer these last few days! You need a good stiff drink...heeheehee!!!