Sorry to have been away for a couple of days. Just been feeling yucky. Jess and I talked about 9:05 this am and then I was trying to get some things done and she was going to take a short walk outside around the yard with the cat (Morgan likes to have someone go outside with him) and then get some sleep because she was up all night with muscle spasms so it felt like each muscle in her back and neck and arms was like iron. At 10:25 I hear "MOM" in that tone that means something is seriously wrong. I went running and she was laying on the floor half in the house and half on the porch. She had dirt and gravel and bits of grass stuck to her legs, face, in her hair, all over her clothes. Right after she went outside she saw a car weaving down the road literally swerving all over. She made sure she was in our driveway a bit back from the road. We live in the country and the kids seem to love to drive fast and swerve back and forth on our gravel road. The car pulled in the drive to turn around and hit her head on. Not going fast, but they hit her and it spun her and knocked her down. She saw that they looked about her age or a little older (she has quite a few friends who are already driving so she knows what a teen about her age looks like). One of the boys got out of the car and asked if she was okay but she couldn't answer. She has had allergy problems and off and on laryngitis for a week now (thank you is LOVINg her lack of voice in the way only a little bro can!). The boy who got out said "Oh my G-D!" and they drove away with her lying in the gravel!! She got over onto the grass and scooted to the house on her tushie. She lost about 30 min of time after they hit her. She said she blacked out - meanin g her vision faded to black and the next thing she knew she was still on the gravel. Just from the timeline she was out there for almost 45 min after being hit - we think it took her about 10 min to get to the house because she couldn't stand. I called the cops and ambulance and we went to the ER. As we waited for the ambulance she used baby wipes to get the gravel and dirt off and she brushed it out of her hair. so the ER doctor takes a short look, orders knee xrays because she has a hard time standing because her knees are sore and swollen like grapefruits then says we can go and would I please step outside a minute. He proceeds to tell me she is too clean and has no bruising so she is making it up and it is a serious matter to file a false police report. I was furious!! I told him that she did NOT make it up and we left it at that. If I had left her lying there with dirt all over her he might have not said that, but I doubt even that would convince him that she wasn't making it up. We are home, she is going to take a nap. In a week when the bruises show up I am going to take photos and drive them to the ER doctor and shove them down his throat while I plant my croc up his ***. My mom met us there and she could see the bruises starting and the clear and obvious swelling on her knees. She is going to sport a lovely bruise on her right cheek also, though it didn't get cut up. Why is it that any female with a problem that isn't blinking like a neon sign is "telling stories" or making things up if the doctor can't see it right away? If Jess were a boy she would have gotten ace bandages, a knee brace, and pain medications with codeine. But she is a girl so they took 2 xrays and gave her 3 regular strength tylenol. Double standards hoover!! And make me furious! She got a partial license plate but they won't search by that in our state. Unless you have the FULL plate they will NOT search for the vehicle at all. Heck, they didn't even write out any report - they gave me a piece of paper to fill out at home with whatever info I wanted to put on it. I am thankful she is not badly injured. The boys in the car probably only had temporary licenses and didn't have a driver who was over 21 in the car with them so they didn't want to stop. As they were turning around in our driveway they were not going very fast (you just cannot go fast on our driveway). We get about 5 or 6 people a week turning around in our drive or the neighbors and as far out as we are the kids like to "play" and drive with-o licenses, swerve all over, etc.... Hugs to all, am going to sleep because the stress of all of this has my back and head screaming. Sorry to have been away for the last few days.