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Sometimes…

…you have to breathe a sigh of relief and consider yourself lucky.

Tina was in a car accident early this afternoon.  I was three blocks away when I got the call so I literally ran the three blocks to where she was.  After a while (there were six cars involved so it took police a while to get to everyone) she said she thought she was having contractions and was feeling very weak.  I got the policeman to call an ambulance for her and they took her to the ER.  I followed by car after her car was moved out of the lanes of traffic.  Because she is 26 weeks pregnant, they took her to Labor and Delivery instead of the ER.  Everything checked out okay.  She’s fine.  The baby’s heart rate is fine.  She’s sore and will be more sore tomorrow but she’s okay.  The hospital has a policy of keeping moms who have experienced a trauma at the hospital on monitors for a minimum of four hours so I stayed with her in the room.

I just got home now.  More than ten hours after her accident.  I’m beat.  But I am relieved and happy that she and the baby are fine.  Tomorrow, when we have to deal with insurance and the body shop, I may feel different but I don’t think so.  I’m just glad that she and the baby are okay.

BIG sign of relief!

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