The kids spent a week at my mom’s house so I could further extend my recovery- I’m telling you this is the way to have a baby- so Evan and I decided to drive out to pick them up. We were super excited about the trip but about halfway through the 10 hour drive Evan’s bulging disc really started acting up. I was napping and woke up to find he was stopping literally every 20 minutes to go to the bathroom, lost control of his bladder and couldn’t hold it. We called his brother right away to see what we should do and there was a general consensus we needed to go in to the Emergency Room to make sure it wasn’t Cauda Equina Syndrome which can cause paralysis. Of course we were out in the middle of farm country Pennsylvania so it was a long scary drive to Jefferson Memorial Hospital but we had the greatest support once we got there. My dad and his friend met us to give Evan a blessing and it was such a comfort to know we were at the best hospital in the world for spine surgery if he did end up needing it. After a lot of testing it was determined that he was not a candidate for surgery (thank goodness!) and they gave him a steroid pack and sent him home with some instructions on where to go from here. Back problems are so tricky and it seems every doctor we see (and we have seen about 20 at this point, no exaggeration) has a different take on it and we have to continue figuring out what works for him. One thing they did tell him was that the worst thing he could do was to lay around all day, that he needed to stay active. Thank goodness for that because Winston didn’t inherit his energy from me! I mostly played all week and Evan mostly worked remotely but we did steal him away one day to the Beach and one evening for a Giant’s game –wasn’t too hard to talk him into that one!
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