For all the comments yesterday and all important reminders that Daddy's safety was first, everything else can be replaced -- he can't after all -- He is Omega!
Yesterday when mouse saw the car and yes some cars are just made to crumple like an accordion, something about absorbing the shock and saw the deployed airbags mouse started to cry. Hyperventilate actually. He didn't mouse to go with him to begin with and now she was there doing exactly what she said she wouldn't do. Truthfully mouse thought she could handle it. Car accidents happen, right?
Swan reminded mouse to breathe. Until she read that comment mouse realized she'd been holding her breath since she received the call that he was on the way to the hospital. He was unconscious. That can't be good.
After a few hours at the hospital in the morning they actually released him, and mouse brought him back a few hours later because he wasn't acting right -- it wasn't the pain either. He seemed too lethargic, unable to really find words...He just wasn't himself, they ordered more tests, more xrays and another CT scan. He hadn't taken any pain meds either. They confirmed he had a pretty bad concussion. They didn't admit that shouldn't have released him so quickly but it was kinda implied. They released him again with different pain meds and we got home close to 1AM. By that time his fogginess had cleared. Part of the problem was no one really talked to me the first time. No one said what to expect or not. Maybe they did but mouse didn't hear it. Truthfully dunno...it's totally possible that after they said he could go home, mouse got overwhelmed and stopped listening.
Today, he has more horrible bruises coming to the surface and the ones that were there yesterday look even worse. The impact was on the driver's side so he got the brunt of it. This morning he looks worse than he did yesterday, and again mouse started crying because it just reminds her of how close she came to losing him. Of course he says it wasn't close at all. It seemed close enough for mouse. His neck is starting to hurt too. He has an appointment with his regular doctor this morning and said he'll think about work after he sees his doctor.
So everyone that commented or just simply read and sent warm vibes mouse's way, you have no idea how much those comments helped mouse all through the day. We have a community and we all really care about each other...it's just nice to know that you have people.
Special thanks also to turiya for talking mouse down off that high fear while Daddy was having the second CT scan and heather1 who chatted with mouse via twitter! You both helped to calm and ground mouse. Thank you so very much.
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