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"So Frequently we mistakenly believe that our children need more things, when in reality their silent pleadings are simply for more of our time."
***President Thomas S. Monson (Ensign May 1994)

Thursday, July 5, 2007

Our 4th of July


You might be wondering why there are no parade pictures, or BBQ pictures, or fireworks pictures, maybe because we're new to the area??? or we don't know anyone here yet??? or we did nothing to celebrate the 4th??? nope, nope and nope! To completely explain, we need to go back a few days, to Saturday.....................
I was in bed with a migraine, Chad went out and moved the lawn and then went to town with the kids. When he came home he was limping pretty bad. I asked what happened and he said he didn't know. He was getting into the truck and his upper leg/groin muscle just started hurting. By Saturday night he was barely walking. I asked him if he needed to go to the doctor and he assured me that he was fine. Sunday morning he joked that he was going to have me take him to the hospital, at least he acted like he was joking................
Monday he limped around trying to decide if it was bad enough to go and get it checked out. By that night we were looking online for the nearest hospital just in case and.................
Tuesday morning we were on on way to the emergency room. I don't know that I've ever seen Chad in so much pain. He couldn't sit, he couldn't stand, he couldn't lay down, and he could barely walk. He was quite miserable. I was worried; I think he was even worried. 3 hours later he was feeling a lot better, thanks to the vicadin they gave him. After taking x-rays that made him want to cry, checking for a hernia , having him try and move his leg even though he couldn't and calling him "limping guy", they sent him home with a diagnosis of a severe groin muscle strain and a prescription for vicadin. Ouch! He's suppose to be laying down, with an ice pack, for 3 days. I guess it takes a really long time for pulled groin muscles to heal, too. It's going to be a long recovery for Chad, especially since he's not the kind of guy that will just sit back and do nothing.
So, on the 4th of July, since Chad was limited on what he could/should do. We stayed at home. Our friends, that we knew from Virginia, came over for a BBQ (I forgot to get the camera out then--that's why there's no BBQ pics) and then we let the kids swim in the pool for awhile. They went home and we hung out, being rather lazy. That night we popped popcorn on the grill and roasted marshmellows and when it was dark we had lots of sparklers that the kids enjoyed. Then we watched fireworks on TV. It was a nice 4th of July even though we couldn't go to the parade or anything. We were just glad that we were all here as a family this year. We haven't had a 4th of July together in 5 years

2 Comments:

marie said...

I thought that looked like Jade! Glad you had fun. Our laser light show was sorely lacking....I hope Chad gets well soon though. That is not fun!

Maine Mom said...

I'm glad you had a nice 4th of July at home. It sounds like you made the best of the situation. I hope Chad recovers quickly!

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