So they decided that they wanted to admit Dovi. The only problem was that the hospital we were at does not allow patients on BiPap on the regular floor-they want them in the ICU. And there is no PICU at that hospital. Which meant that we needed to move over to the Children's Hospital. But we couldn't just hop in our car and drive over-by this point, Dovi was on 3 liters of oxygen to keep his oxygen levels up. So they decided that we needed to go on medical transport.
But they also wanted us to bring our BiPap from home to check the settings. Don't forget, it was 9:30 on Friday night (Shabbos) and we were waiting for medical transport to move our son who has pneumonia and FD who had just become nonresponsive over to Children's. So I did what any intelligent parent would do. I hopped in my car and drove home to get the BiPap. While I was there, I also grabbed a bunch of food for Benjie and some pjs for him. I drove back to the ER and we waited for the transport, which came about 30 minutes after I got back. Good thing I did what I did, because a taxi would have taken way too long and I would have missed them.
The transport team got Dovi and Benjie and went over to Children's. I called a taxi then to go home or wherever my other children were. Don't forget, Shana had seen the whole event occur earlier and I had no clue how she was doing. So the taxi dropped me off at my in laws house. I knocked on their door and found out that my brother in law and sister in law had taken Elisha, Shana, and Jakie back to their house. So I strolled over there. I knocked on their door. And knocked. And knocked some more. And no one heard me. So I walked home and went to sleep. What else was I supposed to do? I was afraid that I was going to sleep until noon, though-I was the only one in my pitch black, quiet house. So I slept with the curtains open...luckily I woke up at about 9 am and went over to my brother in laws-and found my happy little kids getting ready for shul. I cannot believe that Shana seems to be totally fine.
I spent the day with the kids at good friends and they took good care of me. Benjie and Dovi chilled at Children's. After Shabbos, another good friend took me to get my car from the ER parking lot and I went to Children's to see my boy, who looked pretty good, even while he was sound asleep. Another good friend brought us pizza, and Benjie and I hung out for a while until I went home.
Next up, Sunday.