Two weeks ago I fell over and hit my head very hard. I didn't loose conciousness so didn't think more of it, until the next day when I had a terrible headache and nausia. I had a CT and there was no bleeding on the brain but when I was booking in there came the question of an emergancy contact. I said I had none (we live abroad away from family) and the receptionist looked at M and asked what about for her.
This made me realise how vulnerable she is. What if it had been worse and I hadn't woken in the morning?
The dr didn't give me a sick note for the concussion so I just took two days, eating paracetamol and mint. Now it's two weeks and I still wake up every morning with headache and nausia, which according to the long German info sheet the dr gave me should have been gone in ten days if I'd had bed rest, but without can last a month or more.
I have to get up every morning for school and Saturdays are a day of running from one club to another.
Sunday she has a birthday party.
Friends have offered to take her but I don't want her to miss out.
Single parenting is great when everything is normal but sucks when spanners get thrown.