Ok, so you want to know why this was more terrible than it really should have been? Under normal bad day circumstances I don't think I would have had a panic attack (I've only ever had one other). However, this morning at a less than glorious 8:30 Jeremy and Emma had their first doctor appointment since we moved here. While Emma was getting her shots, Megan was watching. Now, Megan has always been a very sensitive child. When Jeremy got his shots as a baby she always cried with him. Today I thought she's be ok because she kept telling Emma that she was going to get shots, but that she'd be alright. Nope. When Emma started crying, Megan's face started to scrunch up and then it suddenly went slack. I was about to tell her that Emma was fine when her legs gave out and she fainted. There was a toy behind her and her legs got tangled up in it, her head and neck hit a huge bucket of toys and then she kind of fell off those and into a small gap between the bucket and a bookshelf. Her eyes were still open, but completely glazed over. My first thought was she was having a seizure (she was tested for them about two years ago--negative). Then I thought to myself, I watch too many episodes of House. Still, I was really scared. Her eyes seemed to take forever before they closed. The nurse that was doing the shots called for a doctor to come in and she and another nurse came in. They finished giving Emma the shots (with one of the nurses holding her and feeding her a bottle) and I can't really tell you where Jeremy was in all this. At one point I saw him trying to push the doctor's chair out of the room, but I'm not sure if that was before or after Megan woke up. When her eyes finally opened again and she woke up she was so scared. She had no idea what happened, but she retained the feeling of fear that she'd had when she'd fainted. She wouldn't stop covering her face with her hands and she just cried and cried for Nathan. I asked her if she wanted a priesthood blessing and she said yes. Since I obviously couldn't give one to her I told her I'd say a special prayer. I got close to her ear and whispered it to her while everyone else was still trying to get Meg to move her hands and open her eyes. Megan had told us that the light was hurting her eyes, so I didn't know if that was an affect of her fainting, hitting her head, or if she was simply embarrassed. A few minutes after the prayer she moved her hands down and the doctor was able to check her eyes. She said everything was fine, but Megan still wanted to see Nathan. So off we went--in the wrong direction. When I realized it we'd been driving for 10 minutes already. So off we went in the correct direction. Except when we got to the University area I realized I had no idea how to get to the Dental School itself. I had to drive around and around until I saw a sign leading to the Dental Clinic.
So now you know why I ended up in the less than organized parking garage looking for my car.
Oh yeah. When Megan talked about what it felt like to faint, she said, "When Emma got a shot, I thought I got a shot in my head."