Now, we had the cut stiched up on Tuesday and they told us to come in last night to have the stitches out ... obviously, that was NOT long enough for this to heal. So, here we were, 3 hours out from our dinner reservation, with a 16-month-old with a 1" cut haning open. So, it's call to cancel the sitter, call to cancel the reservation, and call up to the hospital.
It took the doctor we spoke to about 2 hours to get back to us ... she was wanting to get with their plastic surgery department ... oddly enough they say to just let it go for now ... keep it clean, add a little neosporin, and keep it covered when she's active ... and that we should call tomorrow morning to get an appointment (which she already was able to tell us wouldn't be until Wednesday) with the plastic surgery docs. (sigh) Not only do we have the baby with a hole in her face for at least two days, this is really messing up The Wife's birthday (which was going to be sort of crappy anyway, due to our current financial state).
I've done everything that I could possibly do around this, how come I still feel like a big piece of worthless crap?
Come to think of it ... I wonder how much all this hospital shit is going to cost and where the hell we're going to get the money to pay for it.
Oh, and as if this all wasn't enough ... Daughter #1 threw an absolute FIT (an hour of intense crying ... threats that she was going to run away from home forever ... the whole nine yards) just because we had to cancel the sitter ... she was trying to suggest that we keep the sitter (at $10-$15/hour) for her and take Daughter #2 up to the hospital ... and would only get more upset if we tried to "reason" with her! Some days I'm very sorry that I quit drinking.