Glen Ridge stay-at-home dad Looky Daddy takes time out today from his regular hilarity to blog a medical emergency about his first-grader Kathryn. She fell out of bed yesterday and hit her head, which apparently caused a seizure and other scary things. Her condition appeared to be stable when Looky Daddy took time out to connect with his readers from bedside at the hospital. But he’s all shook up.
I should be asleep, too. I know that there are people monitoring her right now, on little computer screens, and they’ll know even before I do if something goes wrong, but she’s so small. She’s so small in this big hospital bed and she’s got wires coming off her head and IV drips in her arm and something happened in her brain this morning, in her brain, and for a few hours this morning my Kathryn was gone, she was gone, and the spark in her eyes was dulled and I didn’t know if it was coming back and she’s so small. She’s so small.
She’s so goddamned small.