sigh, I know I have not been here, been SO busy with easy child and preg and her starting college....yes, the hyperemesis continues. Dr refuses to write medication Rx for more than 5 days worth at a time, citing ins will not give more than 5 days worth at a time, BUT what we found is Medicaide will not cover it at all aside from first 8 pills per month, and our primary insurance WILL cover as much as doctor will give. But dr refuses to believe so we are chaseing always back and forth to stand in lines at pharmacy.in addition to constant doctor appts due to hyperemeisis etc. And homeschool has begun in earnest for my son, and we are working hard. And we are trying to include difficult child as best we can, too. Plus I am doing some MAJOR home renovations needed badly to prep for a baby. So last nite easy child went to gas her car......not sure if she fainted (she has been fainting, but dr is not takeing the fainting serious and sent easy child back to work, too and easy child has fainted at work...scared work, so now they are being nasty to easy child hoping she will quit) so not sure if she fainted or fell or if gas pump had some problem, but one second she was filling the car and next she was doused in massive amounts of gasoline, and on ground with both knees a mess. (turns out she chipped a kneecap) Gas inside her car, all oer her, in her eyes, mouth, up her nose, in her ears and she was soaked thru and thru, bad. She made it inside gas station, but attendant just shrugged at her. so she somehow made it the few blocks home. I was not home, she had sent me a text "I'm hurt" but I had no idea what she meant.... a papercut? both legs chopped off? what? SO I was on my way home, but not here yet. easy child got home and difficult child could smell her right away and came out of her room and threw easy child into shower and began washing her while also calling me, but, I was driving my stick shift car so I could not answer. (heavy traffic) husband did not wake up. Finally my son talked to difficult child by phone in car en route and tol d me, so I said call poison control and they said call 911......well, usually ambulance is here in LESS than 2 minutes, but it took more than 15mins! I got here long before ambulance. Police came first and seemed to wonder why we called 911? she was SOAKED in gas, literally. you could smell the gas from a full block away, even in the rain. Police left, ambulance pulled up and they seemed to be unsure why we called? FInally they did decide to take her.....hospital DID take her in immed and begin flushing it out of her eyes...... Noone seemed to know, not police, not firemen, not ambulance (no firetrucks came, tho- but our paramedics and firemen are all both paramedics and firemen) what to do with the gas filled car or the gas soaked clothes, coat and shoes (all brand new for school and for preg) and later noone seemed to know, not even at hospital how to get the gas smell out of her skin and hair? She has now had four long showers- useing various shampoos soaps and conditioners and fresh lemons........but..she still smells bad like gasoline. I complained at discharge and said surely this cannot be good for her or unborn baby? I called my mechanic brother, but all he offered was to use something called gojo. I was not in exam room, hospital refused to permit anyone to be in room with easy child even tho she was screaming for me. I do not know how much they really checked her.....I know they irigated her eyes, and are sending her to an eye specialist. It took much pushing from me for them to check her knees, one was very mishapen and turns out kneecap is chipped........they were going to discharge her before they bothered to even check her knees. I have no idea if they checked her lungs.......or heart........<sigh> I am not sure what to do with the car or the clothes/shoes...or her hair. today she STILL smells really bad. And I m quite irked with our paramedics, police and er, once again. I am actually sorta wondering if some passerby is gonna be alarmed by the smell from car out front and call for firetrucks? It IS that bad........and there is 3 schools at end of my street. But I have NO idea what to do with this gas smell etc. How to handle it, get rid of it. Ya know, I am NEVER in any danger of getting bored?