Monday, December 21, 2009


Well Squirrel and I are home now...he was released from the hospital yesterday afternoon. He is still wearing a cervical collar and will have to wear that until the 29th at the earliest. He is scheduled for some more testing to attempt to find out why he passed out in the first place...

At the moment he is pretty bored...finding creative ways to get around without having to have someone "walk" him. Tomorrow he will start doing some easy chores...just to keep him occupied. In the meantime I am playing catch-up from being gone so long.

Saturday, December 19, 2009


Squirrel has been in the hospital here since late Wednesday night when he was brought into the ER by ambulance. He was admitted to the Pediatric ICU with a concussion and hairline skull diagnosis has been expanded to include possible whiplash type injury. We will be here at least until he is able to keep a meal down and be up walking around without extreme dizziness and nausea. He started "eating" yesterday...more than just ice chips and has had a bowl of cereal this morning.

We ended up here because he passed out at school on Wednesday afternoon and fell off the stage - about a 3 foot drop. He managed to come down off the top riser but then tumbled off the stage. I did not see this happen...but very thankfully was sitting on my bus in the parking lot waiting for afternoon route to start. I was coherent enough to make sure they got someone to drive my bus route but other than that my focus has been pretty much on him. The choir concert he was involved in practicing for that was scheduled for that night was cancelled immediately.

Time to get off this public hospital computer and get back into his room.