Tonight I was home alone with our 16 month old son, and I bent over and threw my back out, full on back spasms while I was changing his diaper, I fell down. I barely crawled back up, and was able to get my son in a playpen before I laid down and started calling emergency numbers I couldn't stand up without horrifying pain let alone carry my son, and change diapers the rest of the night, chase him around, feed him dinner, etc. First I called my Dad because he was off work, and he said hew as watching my three younger siblings, and my stepmom was at work and could not leave to come help me two of my brothers are special needs and it would be too much for him. Then I tried my Mom and she said she was out, and to call my husband at work and tell him to come home. I reminded her he does not work much, they don't give him a ton of shifts and she said she could not leave her plans, I don't know what the heck they were I heard music, she said she paid a lot for what she was doing, and my husband would just have to leave work. Knowing I had no other choice I called my husband at work, he works at a movie theater and left a message that I was injured and he needed to call back asap, it turns out he was going on break then anyway, so he called back and I told him what happened and he said he was coming home when I explained I couldn't move around. I fell down the stairs back in the fall, hard, and I have thrown my back out 2 or 3 times since that happened, I fell directly on my tailbone after falling down a flight of stairs so I know that it's just acting up again, but since I had no one else to take care of our son he knew he had to come home. When he got home he said the manager said he may get a warning. I said well wouldn't they say don't leave if you are gonna get a warning? And he said he didn't really ask to leave he told her my wife is injured I need to leave and the assistant manager said the manager may give him a warning for leaving. I feel awful but what can I do? Is there any laws that can protect him leaving work since his wife got hurt?