6.06.2011

head injuries and two year olds

wow!  today was a different day.....
it started out as a regular monday, but quickly turned complicated when Sister fell out of her highchair around 11:00 am.
of course, she cries a bunch.....
i thought she looked like she was walking funny, but wasn't sure if i was just making it seem worse than it was...(you know moms, we can always worry the worst possible scenario).
i call the pediatrician and they say as long as she isn't vomiting or going unconscious, we should just watch her and let her nap and go about the day as normal.

normal, shmormal.......the girl would not stop crying (which is very unlike my tough little babe)
she finally falls asleep on my lap and i put her on the couch to keep a close eye


when she wakes up,....
it is more crying and wanting to be held (again....very unlike her).
so, i call the pediatrician again.....and the nurse says we should probably go the ER.
jon comes home from work (during the busiest week of his life---ok, maybe a bit dramatic, but not totally),
and she seems to perk up....
agrees to eat some ice cream (she didn't eat any lunch),
and proceeds to run to the kitchen......
to spew all over the kitchen floor................................

now we are worried (you know head trama and vomitting are not good signs---i'm still not sure why, but they aren't)
so we rush to the ER.........
and wait.....
and wait.....
and finally get called back to wait some more......
of course during all the waiting she is walking around, playing with toys, and smiling like nothing's wrong--of course...
long story, short(er), they did a CT scan and everything was ok.
she has a concussion,
and the doctor says she will be fine (and that she's her favorite patient for the day)
and we are truly thankful our little beauty is sleeping soundly in her bed as i type this post.
thank you, Jesus!
yes, that's the "puke potty" as jon likes to call it and yes, she's sleeping with it~
 here's to praying she's smiling and acting like herself tomorrow morn!





5 comments:

Megan said...

I'm so glad she was okay!!! That is great news. How scary for you and Jon!

Marie said...

Oh my gosh, I'm so glad she is ok! So scary! Hope she sleeps well tonight and is back to normal soon!

Kim Stevens said...

So glad everything turned out okay, and I hope you all sleep well tonight!

Bri @ Mod Memento said...

Oh Andi, you must have been beside yourself!! Praise God she is ok! Sounds like you handled everything so well. WAY TO GO MOMMA!

Kim said...

Poor little sweetie! Good grief - you guys are really getting broken in as parents!! Glad she's safe and sound!