Family, Then Baseball – Brandon Crawford
It’s nothing serious – dehydration from a stomach bug – but Jalynne had to spend last night(Tuesday) in the hospital. She’s less than two weeks from giving birth, so the doctors are being extra cautious. They hooked her up to an IV, and she told me to go home.
“You have a game tomorrow,’’ she said. “Go home and get a good sleep.’’
“It’s a spring training game,’’ I said.
Even if it were a regular-season game, I’d still stay, especially knowing that Braylyn was in good hands with our close friends. Family comes first, no matter what you do for a living.
I slept on one of those hospital cots next to Jalynne’s bed. They are not the most comfortable things. Even so, I know I slept better being there than going home and worrying about her. This morning, the doctors said she was doing well but they needed to continue the IV drip.
I went to the ballpark, which happens to be right across the street from the hospital, and kept in touch all day by text and phone. After I came out of the game, Jalynne texted that the doctors want her to spend another night. So I’m going home to play with Braylyn for a little while , then will go back to the hospital. I think I’ll bring my own pillow.
Lucky for me we have an off day tomorrow. Good timing.
I hope all this doesn’t sound worse than it really is. Everything’s fine. If it wasn’t, would I be taking the time to blog right now?
I have more stuff to share but I’ll do it next time.
Thanks for reading.