Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Terrible horrible no good very bad day

Have any of you read the kids book called 'the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day'? It was a book we had while I was growing up. (i would link to it, but i'm on my phone). I thought about that book 50 times this morning as I experienced my very own terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day.

Instead of admitting Hendrix into the hospital last night, the doctor scheduled Hendrix for a follow up appointment first thing this morning with a pediatrician. While I was getting all the kids ready to go this morning, Hendrix was sad. He knew he was going back to the doctor and he didn't want to. He was sitting on my bathroom floor while I put on his shoes. He was whimpering and crying and holding his blankie and said: "I just want to go to aunt Sarah's house..." then I cried too. This poor little boy has been super sick and can't breathe and was tortured for hours at a clinic yesterday and all he really wants to do is play at his aunt Sarah's house.

So then I start loading all the kids into the van- slightly begrudgingly because I'm making Veda skip her nap in order to make this appointment. And then I can't find my keys. We're talking frantic looking everywhere for my keys. I took all the kids out of their car seats and then put them back in, went back into the house a few times, and looked everywhere. We said prayers and I called Dave to see if he knew where they were. After a few more tears I found them- they had fallen down in the floor where the seats can store down in the van. But I found them!!

And we were off to the doctor.
I had plugged in the address and suite # into my phone. And was quite impressed with myself when I got us pretty close to where we were supposed to be. It was supposed to be right by the hospital, and of course when you get right by the hospital there are all of a sudden 1,000 buildings. After turning around twice I finally found it!! While trying to park I almost ran over a pedestrian, and backup up onto the curb.

I unload and have to wake up Veda. And carry Hendrix kicking and screaming into the building because he really didn't want to see another doctor. I look at the directory and don't see the doctor's name. Granted- I don't quite remember the doctor's name. And I didn't bring my paperwork because I thought I didn't need it. The address was in my phone, remember? I decide to ask for help. I find a random office and walk in and tell them I'm looking for a pediatrician that I can't remember the name of. She points me to the only pediatrician in the building. I go there to find it's not a pediatrician at all but an O.B. (not quite what Hendrix needs). So I go back to the parking lot and decide to call the urgent care center I went to yesterday and see if they'll give me the pediatricians name and number. But I'm crying, so I call Dave first to see if he'll help me. Which he doesn't (sorry Dave). He just tells me to look it up on my iPhone. So still crying, I call the urgent care center where the nurse rudely told me that that info probably won't be in my discharge papers so she probably doesn't know. She looks... And gives me a totally different address than where I am. And a phone number. Which I call and get no answer. By this time we are at least 20 minutes late. And I'm so emotional that I decide to just go home.

When we get home I try and look at my paperwork to see if I have a different phone number. And sure enough, I had gone to the wrong address. Who knows where I got this random address I went too... But i had had a long day yesterday, so I'm just going to blame it on that :)

So I call the office, hoping that they will forgive me the $25 no show fee and have pity on me since I was so lost. And the lady doesn't even have Hendrix down for an appointment. WhAt??!!

I need some chocolate. And a hug.

15 comments:

Huszar Family - Idaho said...

Oh Amber, I wish I could give you a hug....that sounds like a horrible experience, I am SO sorry!!! Hang in there friend.....make some brownies :-) Love ya!

T-I-F-F-A-N-Y said...

Oh girly! That is just awfull. . . My heart totally broke for you as I read this. I also could totally relate. Sorry you had such a hard time & if you were closer I would definitely bring you lots of chocolate :-) here's to a better day tomorrow

kelsey said...

Aw. I just read that book to the girls last night. Alexander. . . poor little guy. lol.

And poor you. New city, crazy sickness, rude people, that bites. Chocolate? What's your address. . . ?

Emily said...

Oh Amber, how sad.
Those days are the worst, but it's beautiful what you were willing to go through to help your little guy. Hopefully next time will be different. Hang in there.Sending lots of chocolate your way!

Shawn AND Chelsey said...

oh my gosh that sounds awful!!! i hope you make some brownies and take a hot bath. i am sorry :(

i hope hendrix feels better soon. it is so so stressful when your kids are sick.

Aaron, Whitney, and Jade said...

Amber, most likely since its just a few days after Easter, all the holiday chocolate will be on sale. At the risk of creating a problem by advising you to take all the kids out again and go to the store, I think you should check and see if Cadbury mini eggs are on sale. Sorry about your day :(

Jan said...

Oh man!!! That is a horrible, terrible day!! All I need is your address and I will send you chocolate and hugs (I will figure out how to package those, just for you)!!!!

Jan

Lindsay said...

oh no. that is a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. Im so sorry. i know how anal you are about being on time too and i kept thinking while i was reading your day of misfortunes how much that would play into your crappy day. i guess ill just say, im glad its over. heres to better days!!!!

Chelsea and Shane said...

Oh Amber this post made me want to cry because I can so relate. It is so hard to move but to couple it with any other complications/ sickness/ or trials and it is down right rough. I'm thinking of you and soon you will make good friends that will love you to pieces. You are awesome and your "terrible horrible no good very bad day" will pass.

Julie said...

Oh Amber!!!! I wish I was there to give you a LOT of chocolate and a LOT of hugs!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Amber that stinks! I'm so sorry about your day. You do need a hug and chocolate. To top it off you are in a brand new area! I hope tomorrow is lots better!

FYI --- I've had those same kind of days and would have been in tears too! :)

Love You Tons,
Gabrielle

The Thomsons said...

Sorry for the bad day. :( You need a heavy dose of chocolate and bubble bath!

Mom said...

Let's just pretend that I'm sending you a large box of chocolate and that I'm hugging you so hard that you can hardly breathe.... I'm glad that Hendrix is a little better. I'll pray for you both right now.

Megan said...

Sending a hug your way right now!

Shane and Amy Jo said...

This totally stinks! So sorry. Hope Hendrix is doing better. Hang in there. Tomorrow will be better.:)