Sunday, June 29, 2008

Hospitals

So, in the past 3days I have been at the American Fork Hospital 3 times. On Friday I was able to go to the hospital only hours after my new neice, Addysen Capri Johnson, was born. She is a beautiful and precious baby. I am so excited to be there for another baby in the family. Mom and Baby are both doing great! It is crazy to see my little brother as daddy to two girls. Wow! Being in California for the last two neices, Hailey and Avery, was really hard for me. So, it's exciting to be around for this new little one. I went and saw little Addy Friday morning and then Ben and I went and saw her together Friday night.

That's twice, right? The third time wasn't such a positive experience. Today, I came home from my Relief Society meeting to find Ben lying on the couch with a wet cloth over his eye. He told me he had fallen. I looked at his eye and saw that he had definitely hit it on something, it was scraped and bruised. When I continued to ask for details he could remember nothing of the incident. I then proceeded to find out that he had been laying on the couch for two hours. I started to pry and found that he didn't remember even what day it was, why he was there, when I had returned, whether or not he had a bike (he bought a new bike yesterday). He kept saying the same things over and over and over again, "what day is it?" "what happened?" "my head hurts" "is my bike ok?"" "do I have a bike?" "what day is it?"...and so on and so forth. It was so scary. Anyone who knows Ben would have probably had the same first reaction I did, "Stop faking it, you're being dumb" because that is something Ben would totally do! It wasn't until he had kept saying the same things over and over again for at least 10 minutes that I realized this is for real. I called my mom, and started to bawl. I was scared. What a strange feeling it is to have the same conversation with someone over and over and over again and have them just not remember! I rushed him to the Instacare who proceeded to tell me they could not handle his case and to take him to the E.R, so off to AF we went. After 3 hours and a CT scan, we were told he had a concussion and some amnesia. Yes..amnesia. Scary! We were finally able to leave but, that was only after Ben had said to almost every nurse or doctor "You look familiar, do I know you?" Their response...."Probably because I was in here 5 minutes ago".... Ya, crazy! He didn't even remember Tiff had the baby. When I told him that, he freaked out. WHAT? REALLY, when? He is doing better now, but he is on close surveilance for 24 hours. I am just so grateful to have my husband back and acting "normal". I missed him!
Those are going to be our only hospital visits for a long while! 3x is plenty!


Ben looking miserable, it looks much worse in person! The culprit, this is what I get for letting him buy a bike!

Sweet little Addysen Capri, what a cutie!
The cute family. We love you guys.

9 comments:

Justin and Jessica said...

Oh my gosh! How scary! I would have been freaking out. I'm sorry you had to deal with going to the E.R. though and getting all that stuff done. So do you think you'll ever get the story of what really happened? Did he hit his head on a rock or something?? I'm so glad he's feeling better. And I'm jealous that you get to hang out with Addy. I can't wait to meet her. :)

Carmen said...

Actually, he remembered the story late last night. He was riding over a dirt mound in the park across the street and came over it leaning too much forward and fell over his bike onto his head. I hate to even imagine it. He is NEVER going on a bike without a helmut again!

Tiffany Johnson said...

OH MY!!!!!! That was really scary. And we are so glad you guys are here to be with the girls too! Thanks for comiing to the hospital to see us. It's so fun to have you close by us now.

This is Us said...

I have to say it was a scary experience at first but then when we knew he was ok, having you relay the conversation that you continued to have with him was absolutely hilarious. It would be a great thing to have on video but obviously that isn't what you're thinking when you are all freaked out. I'm glad it all worked out.

Debbie said...

carmen, I know how you feel when you have a conversation over and over withsome one and they do not remember any of it. Tyler did the same thing after his accident. He would call me in the middle of the night and not have any recollection of me having been there earlier that day. SCARY! We're glad Ben is doing better!!!

Brooke said...

Oh my goodness. Ben. BE CAREFUL!! How is he doing today? So he totally crashed on his bike? I am glad that he made it home and to the couch. CONGRATS Nate and Tiff. Holy Cow! I didn't know that Nate even had one daughter. Nate reminds me of Joel in their little picture. How cute! BEN, get feeling better!!

THE BENTLEYS said...

that is sooo sad! i'm glad he's ok now! and congrats on the new addition:)

jbeany said...

Who gets amnesia?!!

I'm so glad Ben's doing better!

Jennica said...

Oh my word! That is Crazy! I am glad to hear that Ben is doing better. Stupid, bike! :) AND yes, he needs to wear a helmet.