ChaChaChild was a champ. She knew there was a slim possibility she would stay after school with the Robotics Club kids if Husband hadn't been discharged from surgery yet, and then get driven home either by me or by another mom. I had not prepped her for the possibility that I would be in the hospital, of course! She was a little nervous but not overwhelmingly upset by that piece of news, maybe because this isn't the first time I've fainted in her lifetime. (Also Christmas Eve 2010.) I did NOT make it home before she went to sleep, but she had her grandparents here. My Mom is also a fainter, and has fainted in places as exotic as the sports complex in Havana, Cuba; the Vatican; my cousin's graduation from Holy Cross. Child knows Nana faints sometimes as she has heard us talk about it. So while it is still of course upsetting when a family member is having a health crisis, she kind of gets it that this happens. Btw, apparently today there are a huge number of people from my college at the same hospital i was at with either norovirus, food poisoning, or something like it. I do not think that's related to my problem, as I was not actually vomiting, I just felt like I was going to. But it makes me sort of glad I needed to take today off. It sounds like attendance would have been noticeably diminished.