For five entire months we did not have an allergic reaction. This was huge and apparently caused me to forget how dangerous it really is for Sugar here in Houston . I was busy trying to figure out the Roku before a day of homeschooling when I heard Pooker walking down the stairs and talking loud enough for the rest of us to hear. "No, mom is not reacting yet, I will see if she want you to go to the hospital closest to the campus or another one." I thought to myself what an odd statement, why would I care which hospital someone goes to. This is when I began to slow down my processing skills completely.
Pooker: "Mom, Goobers stabbed Sugar! Where should they go?"
My thoughts: What could Sugar have possibly done that would have upset Goobers enough to stab her.
Pooker: "MOM, where should they go? Sugar has been stabbed!"
My thoughts: Another school stabbing and my daughter was the target, why isn't an ambulance taking her. I have no way to check the news now.
Pooker: MOM!!! Which hospital should she take her too, you know because of her allergies?
It all started to click and I felt so stupid.
Goobers tells a cute story (only because Sugar is OK) that she could see right away what was happening and she just grabbed the pen and jabbed her without hesitation. A monetary incentive goes a long way for an out of work college student. Sugar is finally able to breathe clearly and takes in a huge deep breath and as she exhales she exclaims, "Hey you get 50 bucks now!" Dad's response to owing Goobers $50, "Best $50 we could ever spend!"