DENVER, COLORADO – A man has reported to The Daily Orb that his wife’s 16-hour delivery of their first son was an extremely taxing experience for him.
“You know, you hear about childbirth and how tough it is but you don’t really know until you go through it,” said new father Chuck Durling, “I wish the hospital had done more to prep me, as the father, for how physically tough it was going to be. They spent all this time on my wife but I don’t remember one specialist who consulted with me on the potential strain this was going to cause my back!”
Mr. Durling estimates the cause of his back discomfort to have occurred sometime between when the medical team let his wife know it was too late to give her an epidural and when they had to do an emergency cesarean section.
“I’m not sure anyone has felt pain like that before, I mean woooweee! My back pain was really something else,” he continued.
Mr. Durling also took this opportunity to mention the extra weight he had to carry around the day of their hospital visit.
“I had to carry the backpack with all of our stuff in it! That thing had to weigh at least 30lbs. Which might not seem like a lot, but if you’ve never carried extra weight like that for such an extended period of time than you just can’t know. I bet I had it on me for like 24 hours!” he said.
In recognition of his sacrifice, a nurse on the maternity ward said they’re “considering renaming the hospital wing after Chuck, for all his bravery”.
It should be noted that the nurse’s eyes were rolling at the time of comment.