There are some days when life gets crazy with the boy and humor is the only thing that gets me through. There is a reason why Isaac's name means "laughter." God knew that I would need it! Some days I need a good laugh more than others and yesterday was one of those days.
The nurse and I got ready for Isaac's Neurology appointment in the morning. I combed my hair and inhaled my coffee as fast as I could. We loaded up the boy and all of his medical equipment. I double checked the diaper bag to make sure that we had everything. Emergency trach.....check, oxygen tubing.....check. We arrived at our destination and I looked back and discovered that I forgot the stroller! I couldn't believe it!
Imagine if you will trying to carry a suction machine, oximeter, oxygen tank, feedings, a diaper bag, a purse and a 25 pound boy. Imagine that the nurse has a 25 pound weight limit so there isn't very much that she can carry. Imagine carrying a very wiggly 25 pound boy who almost fly's out of your arms as you are holding him in the elevator. Imagine walking up to the front desk at the Dr's office and discovering that your son just had a blowout and your arms are covered in poop!
I can't say I was laughing very much at that moment, but at least I could laugh about it later.
I had another moment where humor was needed. Last night Isaac's bi pap machine had a leak in the tubing. The RT had to talk me through a leak test over the phone. When I told her that it sounded like a jet plane was taking off the nurse started singing "I'm leaving on a jet plane." I had to laugh!