Sunday, October 15, 2006

dustin's first bra

so dustin turned 31 last week. we had big plans: babysitter, movie, dinner at cheesecake factory, just a fun night alone. plus, we were going to spend the day with the kids, maybe do a little shopping, go to the park, that sort of stuff that we never get to do with his crazy schedule.

except he got sick.

we have the worst luck when it comes to birthdays/anniversaries/holidays. one of us ALWAYS gets sick. only this time, it was really really bad. he spent half the day in bed and the other half in the bathroom throwing up. i think he got pretty dehydrated, plus he is still recovering from a bad cough/cold he had last week.

finally, around midnight, he asked me to take him to the ER. his mom came over to watch the kids and gave him some medicine for nausea, and told him to try to get some rest and to go to the doctor in the morning (because a third ER bill in 2 months would NOT be fun). fortunately the meds helped him sleep and in the morning he couldn't breathe well at all, so he headed to the doctor, got an x-ray and found out that he has fractured a rib. i guess between all the coughing and throwing up???

they gave him some medicine and a rib belt. it's about 12 inches wide and he wears it up high on his ribcage, just over his chest. he's so thin that he can't wear it under his clothes, it just slides down, so he has to wear it over his shirt. even then, it is always sliding down and he has to keep hiking it up. if you are thinking he must look really cool, you are so right. :)

when he walked through the door tonight, i could not stifle my laughter. very dryly, he replied, "don't laugh at my man bra."


At 10/19/2006 9:23 PM, Blogger Jennifer Brewer said...

awww. poor dustin!

At 10/19/2006 9:38 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

sounds like you are runnin' a sick house. :-) reminds me of when uncle jackie was in the hospital, very very ill. he looked so cute in his hospital gown. someone giggled and he said, "are you laughing at my dress?"

At 10/21/2006 10:45 AM, Anonymous Suzy_q said...

I am sorry that happened to Dustin, but that "man bra" comment was hilarious!


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