In addition to being absolutely heartbroken this weekend, I was also scared out of my mind at home. Mr. Serious was super sick. I was the chief caregiver and convinced him stay home from work Friday. He spent pretty much the whole day in bed.
But, I think I get an F in taking care of him that day because you know what’s even scarier than your baby falling down the stairs? Your big, strong, always healthy 6’3″ husband passing out cold. Like sprawled out on the bedroom floor.
Apparently, at some point in the middle of the night, he had gotten up to go to the bathroom, and when he was coming back to bed he didn’t quite make it. I woke up to a crash and a bang and the husband out cold on the floor. I was up and out of bed before I even realized it and screaming his name at the top of my lungs. I.was.terrified. I didn’t know what happened. I only knew he was laying there. I started shaking him and yelling some more. I was about to put my fingers to his neck and my ear to his chest to listen for a heartbeat when he opened his eyes and said “huh? What’s wrong?”
I didn’t know how to answer. I asked what happened and he sort of looked around like he didn’t know where he was. Then we started putting things together and we noticed the chair was moved and he said “I think I passed out.” We were talking more and he said he remembered getting light-headed and I guessed he tried to stabilize himself with the chair but it wasn’t enough and down he went. He stayed there for a while, I got him to drink some water and got him slowly back into bed. Where he pretty much spent the rest of the entire next day, too.
A full two days later he was finally feeling better and showed me the bruise under his arm. Apparently, he hit the footboard on his way down, too.
I’m usually really good at the caretaker roll and remembering to push tons of liquids. This time, I was off my game. I’ve learned my lesson, though, he needs to be taken care of when he’s sick, because it’s so easy to forget to drink the fluids when you feel terrible and all you want to do is sleep.
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