Friday, January 14, 2011

Don't mess with this Mama!!!!!

One phone call after another I heard reasons excuses as to why Bubba’s wheelchair was not ready. After SEVEN moths of being patient this Mama finally LOST it. I did not scream, curse, or become someone that I am not BUT I did stand up for my Bubba! I spoke to our rep early this week and she told me that the new frame was in and looked perfect! Yes, finally a light at the end of a VERY long tunnel. I called every day to find out when it would be ready for him. She told me that she thought it would be ready by Friday. So, I waited this morning for a phone call, a phone call that never came. I sat in the neurologist office with Bubba staring at my phone. I didn’t want to miss THE call. Have I ever told you how much I LOVE Bubba’s neurologist?… because I do. Oh, she is AMAZING. After changing Bubba’s medications yet again {maybe this will the be perfect dosages and prescriptions… maybe} I told her about our wheelchair DRAMA. She walked over and gave me a hug, as she did this my eyes began to well up. Why can’t everyone be this wonderful??? The world would be a better place if they had a little Dr. L in them. After we left our Dr. L’s office we walked over to see Uncle Bill in the rehab center, it is right by the hospital. No matter how hard I tired, even Uncle Bill’s sweet hugs just couldn’t get my mind off of this phone call that had NOT come yet. Bubba and I picked Regan up from school. We saw Bubba’s Ms. Sherill in the Hallway…. “So, did you get it???” I had to tell her about my disappointing day. After I got the kids in the van it became to much, I had enough of this waiting. I called her to find out if it was ready. She then explained that it was almost ready but they were waiting for “the guy” {you know the one that was rude and sent me into tears} to fix it. She told me that she would call me when he finished but he would not be able to deliver it until next week. Then it hit me… he is mad at me for complaining about him and is taking it out on Bubba. Well, this Mama doesn’t play that game!!! I entered the address to their office in my GPS and my two babes and their crazy Mama were off. I wasn’t sure what I was going to say or do BUT I knew that I was NOT leaving with out his chair. An hour later I receive a phone call from the rep, she informs me that Bubba’s chair is ready. I then replied “good I am only 1.7 miles away.” There was dead silence on the other end. “uhmm…. OK we will see you in a minute Mrs. Presley.” We got the ware house and had to WAIT but I didn’t care…. I smiled every time someone came in and very nicely let them know what I was waiting for. Then “THE GUY” came out with Bubba’s chair. I smiled and told him how beautiful it was. He looked surprised, I think he was expecting a screaming crazy woman. He then apologized over and over and thanked me for my patience. Bubba’s was so excited when we put him in the new chair and fitted it for him. I could not believe how light it was as I lifted it into the back of my van. Once I had it in the van I took of off…. I didn’t want someone to come running out and tell me that there was a mistake and take it back. Wink! We hit AWFUL LA Friday holiday weekend traffic. You know what…. I didn’t even bother me. Every time I looked in my rear view mirror their it was staring back at me, this beautiful yellow and black wheel chair.


Isn't it beautiful!!! 
Now, we have on last important thing to do......
Name him.....
Regan thinks we should name him Bumble Bee ...
 You know, like the car on transformers. :)

10 comments:

Kenny said...

Oh, happy happy day! SO glad Collin finally got his new chair. It looks awesome!

Michelle said...

Bumble Bee would be a PERFECT name! I love it!!! So glad he finally has his ride....and happy it will make things easier for you both. Love you lots!

Susan said...

It IS beautiful!! Even more beautiful is the smile on the boy who owns it! Congrats on FINALLY getting the chair. I'm so happy for Bubba and so proud you killed THE guy with kindness! Good job!

Foursons said...

You are 10 times the woman I am. I have a tendency to go ballistic and bully my way to get what is owed me or my children. I am humbled and schooled by the way you handled all of this. Thank you for the life lesson.

And Bubba looks THRILLED to have his new wheels! So happy for all of you!

Kristi said...

It's such a beautiful chair and it has his name on it too! I thought that part was just awesome! He looks so happy in it. Good for you for killing them with kindness instead of breaking out the crazy on them. ;) That is most definitely hard to do especially when it comes to your kids. I am not a confrontational person but don't mess with my kids! Haha. :) So happy for Collin.

BIG TEXAS HUGS!

Simply Sara said...

i'm totally with regan.
bumble bee is perfect!!!

good for you for being such a strong mama, standing up for her babes.
and SO proud of you for being so sweet to that guy :)
you definietly get 1000 mama points for that.

and hooray for collin. he looks so handsome rockin' his new ride :)

Simply Sara said...

i'm totally with regan.
bumble bee is perfect!!!

good for you for being such a strong mama, standing up for her babes.
and SO proud of you for being so sweet to that guy :)
you definietly get 1000 mama points for that.

and hooray for collin. he looks so handsome rockin' his new ride :)

Sandi said...

So happy for all of you! It looks perfect. I like Bumble Bee or Bubba's Bee.

Trena said...

It's gorgeous! Sometimes you just have let your "Mama Bear" instincts take control!! He looks sooo happy in it!!

Rachel said...

WAHOO!!! I am so thrilled for you and Bubba!