Ok. Back story first.
When Rat was 3 weeks old she got rsv and phenomena. She spent to days at a hospital that was giving her meds that were killing her. She went into cardiac arrest and the doctors sent for a life line helicopter to Riley Children’s Hospital. Within the 1st half hurt she was there she was better and pink. Instead of the completely blue and lifeless she was at dumbass hospital. She spent about 48 hours in the PICU. After that she was in a normal recovery room for a while. We spent 8 days in total at Riley. This was over 2 years ago.
She is 98% healthy now. A underdeveloped wind pipe and a underdeveloped ear cannal which made her get about one ear infection a month. Tubes in her ears fixed that.
I have had to go to Riley 3 times for my other daughter, Brat. Once to fix an umbilical hernia, once to get a penny out of her throat, and once for glasses.
I am no stranger to that hospital.
I have met many many people that work there.
Fast forward to about 3 or 4 days ago.
I got a message on Okcupid. At first the message was about to get deleted when he(or I) said something about someone looking familiar. He said he works at Riley. I told him my almost 3yo spent 8 days there. And that she was life lined there. He asked if she was rsv/phenomena.
He started telling me all the parts I had missed when she first got there.
I had to drive there. It was an hour drive for me and a 15minute flight for her.
He told me about when she got off the helicopter and how pissed the lifeline medics were at the doctors and one particular nurse at dumbass hospital.
He called me and we spent hours on the phone talking about those 8 days, the staff there, our personal lives and just stuff that came to mind.
I could not believe it. Neither could he. After 2 years we met again. In better circumstances. And let me tell you. There are no normal, plain or ugly people that work at Riley.
I told him I thought he was attractive back then, but I just didn’t have any feelings left anywhere other than fear.
But we’ve been talking for a few.
Last night we went out for lunch and talked. And then he came over after the girls went to bed.
And we have kinda fallen for each other.
We both voiced our concerns about Nightingale syndrome.
Couldn’t be it.
Honestly I couldn’t stand him the second day.
He seemed so fucking full of himself, he didn’t really seem like learning anything about me was important so I just went with it. I was talking to someone else. We could just be good friends if anything.
He has a hugely extensive resume.
After he told me his jobs and skills he shut up about himself. Started asking me questions and we started talking about friends and he started to grow on me.
And he really is a teddy bear.
And when his add lets him, he can be romantic to a fault. Lol.
Now fast forward to today.
I am tiered as hell.
Spent last night talking and making out with…… oh, I haven’t given him a name…….. um. Riley. Yeah. That works.
And I was playing Santa. Putting everything in stockings and under the tree.
The girls had a blast this morning. I couldn’t get much but I could get most of what they wanted. They loved everything.
After the girls trashed the living room and got settled down we went to my mom’s house.
I had gotten Rini some nerf guns. And mom had gotten dad one. After everyone opened presents over there a nerf gun fight between Brat, me and dad broke out. Me and Brat won. Lol.
We had dinner over there. I had a nap.
Then we went over to grandmothers house. I really don’t think we’ll make a huge point to go there next year. She is getting so mean and hateful.
But I’m about to pass out. So I will leave you all with a hairy Christmas and a happy happy happy new year
Everybody’s Happy Happy Happy