Today was any typical Monday morning at the Wade house. We're all a little tired because it IS Monday after all and it's that first full day after day-light savings time. Rain is now adding to our tired morning so I let Ainsley sleep in for another 10 minutes.
I opened her door to notice that her room was still so dark due to the clouds and the change in time. I rubbed her belly and she woke up with hardly any trouble. I continued to do my normal morning routine and headed out to the kitchen to turn on the coffee maker. After a few minutes, I noticed that I didn't hear Ainsley so I went back into her roman she was still laying in bed. No big deal, we have time...... Erick drives her to school so there is no concern about catching a bus.
Finally, she gets out of bed and goes potty. I poured her a bowl of Honey Bunches of Oats (with Almonds) and she sat at on the floor in the living room by Erick to eat. Penny cuddled up right next to her to do a little begging. I did notice that Ainsley only ate half of her bowl, which is unusual because she LOVES this cereal and on most mornings she'll ask for a refill. I didn't think much of it because we're all tired. I know that when I'm tired, eating breakfast isn't my top priority.
Erick takes her to school and then returns home because he decided that he would work form home today. He does a little work and then I ask him if he wants to get out of the house at all today. I wanted to walk around at our local mall so he agreed to drop me off and he would run some errands.
I walked the mall for about 30 minutes then entered the store Justice. I'm usually not a Justice shopper but I thought I'd try something different. I was looking for birthday gifts for my niece but of course got side tracked by some really cute clothes for Ainsley!
My cell phone rings.......
It's a number that looks like Ainsley's school.
"Hi Mrs. Wade. It's Amy from the Nurses Office."
Now, if you're a parent, you know that call is always one that stopes your heart for a bit.
"Ainsley was on bathroom break and she slipped on water while in the bathroom and she hit her head on the floor. She has a red mark on her head. She's stopped crying. Her pupils look fine."
I asked if Ainsley wanted to stay or come home. She wanted to come home. I called Erick to see where he was in his errand duty and told him that he needed to pick up Ainsley from school. I'm now in a full on panic. The worst possible is running through my head. I'm walking through JCPenney in tears. Not having control over a situation sucks. I decided to call Ainsley's doctors office to speak to a nurse. I told her the story and she proceeds to tell me what to look for...... drowsiness, fatigue, vomiting, and don''t let her sleep until an hour after the bump.
Erick picked up Ainsley then they picked me up at the mall. Ainsley is in her seat practically falling asleep! Erick NEVER thinks the worst so he's calm. I told him what the nurse had told me so we decided to head over to LOWES to walk around. Ainsley is sitting in the cart and has chills and wants to sleep so I PANIC! I can't handle this. I called and got her an appointment for NOW.
Long story, really short! Ainsley actually had a temperature of 100 which was just coincidental to the head bump. She doesn't have a concussion but it was enough trauma to my psyche. I'm up waiting to go in and check in on my sleeping angel to be sure she's ok.
Ainsley is thrilled that she's staying home tomorrow because she can watch movies. Now, that's the girl I know. Same response Olivia used to give me on sick days.