Well, I had some great Valentine’s Day plans. But Callie had a headache. By which I mean, “migraine that landed her in the emergency room at 3:30 in the morning.”
She has these semi-frequently. She gets minor headaches when she’s been pushing her space-time talents too hard, or for too long. Whether the nasty migraines are related to that I don’t know, though she says there’s no direct correlation. Last night’s episode was one of the worst she’s had.
She called me first, but there was nothing I could do for her. She was in a lot of pain, and I was half-asleep and barely coherent, so it took a few minutes to get across that I could not pick her up and take her to the ER. Eventually she got a ride from Lara, who lives much closer to her. I thought seriously about joining them, but the subway doesn’t run at that time of night and I assumed that by the time I got there a few hours later, she’d be discharged. So I went back to sleep. That shows how little I know about ERs: she was there until 10 AM.
Now I’m on the outs. Callie was zonked most of the day on Demerol and other painkillers, but she found the energy to be pissed at me for not showing up. Lara chewed me a new one too for not being there for my girlfriend – on Valentine’s Day – which apparently gives me the relationship IQ of an invertebrate. Jenna told me crossly that I should have woken her and Jon up for a ride. Jon hid behind his Newsweek and declined comment.
This sucks. Enough people have told me I’m an idiot that I suppose it must be true. But not knowing that I was being idiotic only makes me feel, well, like more of an idiot.
Don’t know how I’m going to fix this one. I very nearly told her on the phone yesterday, “Ha, just kidding, I was there the entire time, you just didn’t see me.” But some deep survival instinct told me she probably wouldn’t find it that funny.
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