Do you like, what we've been calling ER's punk rock "eye make up"? It's more colorful in person, they began apprearing Monday, before that it was mainly all puffy.
Last Saturday it rained buckets, and it came down hard. There was one heavy downpour in the afternoon and another one at dusk. So naturally, this was also the perfect time to have a minor crisis at home.
ER was playing happily, Brad was busy in the kitchen, and I was relaxing on the couch. She had just been over to see Brad and was on her way over to me, we have an open floor plan so she didn't have far to go. Somehow, she managed to fall and bang into the edge of our kitchen table. It was a freak accident and happened so quickly.
She immediately began crying hysterically and her eye began to swell up. Brad and I being the rookie parents that we are, were freaked out by that! I ended up calling my neighbor and hightailing it over to her house to get her opinion. Cindy has three girls, including one born the day after ER so she's seen her share of bumps and bruises. On the way across the back path, our other neighbor who's a pediatric nurse saw us and came running. I guess the howling kid with an ice pack on her head, let her know something was up.
Shortly after we got to Cindy's house the community severe weather alarms went off, perfect I thought! We may be on our way to urgent care AND there might be a tornado. The rain was coming down in sheets; we were all in the basement. The bright side was that ER wanted to play with the girls so she must have been feeling a bit better by then, and the general consensus was that it would be bruised but okay.
So we didn't end up having to go out in a torrential downpour - the alerts were for severe thunderstorms, the doctor's office just advised us to ice it and look out for some things during the time before bed. I am so glad we didn't end up spending hours at the hospital! All three of us were already sick; I certainly didn't want to go anywhere all germy when our immune systems were already compromised!