Thursday, August 06, 2009


We just returned from a trip to the ER with A. She was babysitting for an adorable 5 year old, when she decided to go to the local park to play with her. She attempted a maneuver that she used to do with ease (slipping down through two monkey bars with her whole body.) She didn't squeeze through quite as gracefully as she used to, and smacked her head on one of the monkey bars. She saw stars, felt nauseous and sleepy immediately. Does she stop playing and go get help? No! She kept playing, finished babysitting and came home. When I arrived home an hour later, she told me about the episode. Being the anxiety ridden mother that I am, I drove her immediately to the ER. Two hours later, we were on our way home with a diagnosis of mild concussion with a small area in the back of her head that had to be glued shut. I'll have to wake her a few times tonight, but aside from that I will rest easier knowing she's really okay!

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At 8:49 AM, Blogger Andy said...

Yikes! Glad you took her to the ER, and glad she's ok.

Miss you guys!

At 9:06 AM, Blogger meno said...

You are not a nervous mom, you are a smart mom!

At 9:27 PM, Blogger Nancy Dancehall said...

What Meno said. And yikes! Give Wednesday my love.

At 5:21 AM, Blogger Cheesy said...

Well crap! Did her new bumps on the bod contribute to her lack of ease on the bars?? It is a bitch growing up eh? Glad she is mending [[u]]]

At 5:43 PM, Blogger Schmoopie said...

Andy- Thanks! We miss you guys soooo much. :(

Meno- Thanks for the vote of confidence. Anxiety disorder is a bitch to live with, but in the end it can be good. My kids are definitely not neglected!

Pants- Sent along your words of love to Wednesday. Her BP in the ER was 143/82 and RP of 110 bpm. Finally got her calmed down when the doc told her she was fine. (She thought she might have to stay at the hospital overnight!) Guess the anxiety runs in the family!

Cheesy- Probably did LOL!! It is a bitch when you can't do things that you used to do!! Thanks :)

At 5:18 PM, Blogger Maggie said...

well at the very least you know you've taught her excellent work ethic! I'm so very glad she's ok. I know the heart flutter we get when our wee ones (even after they are not wee anymore) get hurt.


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