Friday, May 20, 2011

A Princely Scare and the Comfort Food Hug for After

I haven't had a chance to tell you about an adventure we had here earlier this week...
I was checking emails at the computer Monday morning when I heard a loud CRASH upstairs.  Princess Bossy was upstairs doing her own email correspondence, and gave the shout, "Is everyone OK?"  ...No answer.

By the time I hit the top of the stairs, she hollered that Prince Go-for-it had passed out.                                    
Sure enough, there he was, crumpled on the floor in front of the vanity in his bathroom...Unconscious.  I yelled his name a few times and he started to come to, but was ghostly pale and complaining of pain in his head and neck.  Of course, they were bent against the cabinet and knobs, and likely hit on the way down.  He slowly got himself up, but was not feeling very steady on his feet.                                                                                                                                    
After some help down the stairs from Prince Helium, who was leaving for the airport that morning (thankful he and Princess Bossy were still around to help), off to the ER we went.  I suspected he'd need a CT scan for possible head injury, and blood tests to check for the fainting cause, so didn't want to take him to the doctor, then the lab, then somewhere else for the scan... The ER would be 'one-stop-shopping,' and easier on a sick boy and his frazzled mother.                                                                                                                                                    
While we waited for the scan and blood test results, I told him he'd just grown so tall so fast (it's been his big growth year), the blood had trouble reaching that high!  It turned out he had a sinus infection we were unaware of, and the active weekend left him just dehydrated enough that the combination took him down, literally.                                                                    
A couple of liters of fluid and a prescription for antibiotics, and we were out of there by early afternoon, with the prince upright, feeling pretty good... and starving.  We stopped at Costco for a berry yogurt sundae, and picked up things for his choice of dinner later.  He chose on of our family favorites...a nice warm, "comfort" type of dinner:                                                                                                                                 
Mashed potatoes, sauerkraut, and sausage, topped with sour cream.  We use Kielbasa, Polish sausage, or one of the all-natural, nitrite-free, chicken sausages we get at Costco.  This time it was a new go-to pick that works well for this, on pizza, or in a 'dog,' Sabatino's chicken sausage, in the Smoked Mozzarella with Artichokes and Garlic flavor.
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