Wednesday, January 18, 2006

A cable rant and my poor little guy

OMG, it has been forever since I last posted. First off, I got lazy and didn't post for a few days and then my stupid Internet went out last Friday. After a couple phone calls (with the last one threatening to cancel service and switch to the Dish Network), I finally got service today around 5pm. That is insane! It has been 5 freaking days. They claimed that our cable was out over the weekend because of the horrible wind storms that we had, but our cables are underground for heavens sake. We didn't even lose power. Anyway, I called today and asked them when we would ever have our tv back. Don't they know that Lost is on tonight?! I told them that we better get it back by tonight or I will cancel. LOL, they were at my door within the hour. The nice guy that fixed it said that the outage had nothing to do with the wind storm. Instead, it was likely messed up because of the guys that just put our sidewalks in. They tilled the ground on both sides of it to put grass seed down and they probably chopped our cable wire. I am angry that the cable company just gave me the wind storm excuse now because this could have been fixed wayyyy earlier. UGH! Anyway, I am now finally back online and the ole blog will be routinely updated once again :)

Okay, I bet you are wondering about the above photo (sorry about the immediate rant about Mediacom that followed it). I was carrying Emerson down the stairs on Monday and we both fell about 3 steps from the bottom. My feet slipped completely out from under me and I landed on my back. Emerson slipped from my hands shortly after I hit and then he rolled down. I caught him as he was upside down and just about to hit the floor. He cried and moaned for several hours afterward. I thought that he may have pulled a muscle and was scared. We noticed that he wouldn't put weight on his right leg that night. That leg was behind my back as I fell because he was sitting on my left hip. My guess is that I crunched it on the step when I fell. Clayton told me to take him to the ER the next day and get it checked out. I took him to the pediatrician that morning and then we got a referral for a bone and joint doctor. The ped wasn't sure, but he suspected that his leg was broken. Sure enough, the x-ray showed that it was. We chose a blue cast for him and he will get it removed on 2/7. That's only 3 weeks. He is tolerating it really well and he is able to crawl all over the place without a problem. His little toesies hang out and get dragged right across the hardwoods, so I put one of my socks on over it. Posted by Picasa


Joanna Bolick said...

Oh my goodness, what a poor little guy!! i'm so sorry he broke his leg! Is your back okay from the fall? OuCH! I can't believe your cable was out that long and didn't get fixed 'til you threatened them!

*Heather said...

Oh my! Poor little guy and poor mama! Hope your back is okay as well! Amazing how they bounce back so quickly though! And glad to see your cable is back up and running! I had some major problems with mine last week and I was SO ill and almost called Charter and cancelled...but now it seems to be fine. Hope you are well tonight! ;)

Renae Burt said...

Poor baby...that is horrible.
Hope he has a speedy recovery!


Jenny said...

I hope you are both feeling better soon!

-J-fer :)

Christie Jacobsen said...

Give Emerson a hug from me, wished I could be there to help you both out. Bet you are sore as well. Cable companies are a pain; you should adjust your payment for the days you didn't have service. That usually gets their attention in the ole back pocket. Take care.

Krista Smith said...

oh my gosh! I'm so sorry! poor guy! I'm sure he's a trooper.

how is your back? what a mess!

I left you a message yesterday, but I didn't know you had all this going on. If you guys still want to do dinner here with us this weekend let me know!

hope the rest of your week is less...eventful!

cheri said...

hope he feels better soon!