I rang this morning to see if our cross match results are in.
So we are still waiting.
Luckily we have had an action packed 24 hours here to take my mind off things.
We have one of those green electricity box thingies out the front of our house. Did you know they can blow up?
No. Neither did we.
Last night Carolin was minding the kids - she had just got them all to bed - when there were 2 almighty bangs as the box blew up. The power went off and my sister realised that the thing was on fire and called 000. The firies arrived in time and all was good - although rather traumatic for the children.
It got me thinking about emergencies and special needs children though. Ashlea's wheelchair was in the car at the time. I think in the past I have always figured if it was a big emergency I would throw all the kids in the car and drive off if necessary.
Last night's mini-emergency highlighted a flaw in our plan. Our garage has an electric door. The power was off. We couldn't get the car or the wheelchair out (we can't open the back of the car to get to the wheelchair without opening the garage). This meant that while my sister was out the front waiting for the fire brigade she had a hysterical Ashlea in her arms and a hysterical Audrey attached to one leg and a hysterical Emma attached to the other.
It made me wonder if we should start bringing the wheelchair inside every day - just so we have it as an option to transport Ashlea if something unexpected were to happen. If we had to run away in a hurry it would be very hard to run with her in our arms while trying to hold on to the other children.
Have you thought of what you'd do in an emergency? Do you have a plan? If so, what is in your plan?