Where am I? What am I doing here? How did I get here? (No…I’m not in the Walmart parking lot…this time)
These are the questions my son was asking after a particularly hard hit on the ASU rugby field. I know…what mother, in her right mind, would allow her son to play rugby. In the south…with a bunch of rough and tumble college students. For starters, he’s 18…I guess it ends about there, too. He’s 18. How did that happen! Anyway…
The college students with him did all the right things. They took him out of the game. He would not have volunteered that! Someone sat with him and periodically asked him questions. He had his sense about him pretty quickly. I don’t think he blacked out, but he did lose his short-term memory for a spell.
When he came home, I told him I would wake him up occasionally and ask him questions just to check on him.
About 3:00 AM I asked him, “In what county do we live?”
“White.” Yeah! He’s doing ok.
At 6:00 AM I woke him and asked, “What day is it?”
“The 27th.” Hmmm….I’ll have to go check. What about….
“Could you tell me the day of the week?”
“Sunday.” Good. We’ll leave it there. I’m not sure what the date is…. Perhaps someone else should be checking his short-term memory. Mine’s not so great either.