Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Some Unwanted Excitement

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!

9 Friends Said:

The Adventures of Bear said...

It's always scary when they fall. I'm glad she is fine.

melinda said...

oh my goodness! i am happy she is okay. You guys love her so much, i imagine it pains you too, when she she gets hurt.
we have surely been there with both kids. it is never easy and i panic inside, every time! UGGH!!

Cheryl said...

poor thing! that looks so painful. I think it is terrible when the kids get hurt.. I never know what to do because it makes me so sad and I worry so much. Hopefully I'll be calmer with baby #2 but I probably won't,

Annie said...

Poor girl. I worry a lot when my kids gets hurt (every parent do the same).

Cathe Holden said...

This post takes me back to when I was a rookie and my son had a similar accident. I scooped him up as he was screaming, and ran him to our neighbor friends the paramedics, frantically asking "What do you think?!" They said, "We think...he's going to have a lot more of these." And they were right.

I'm glad ER didn't end up in the ER.
Hope you're feeling better, Katie.

Mama King said...

She is rocking the bruise with a smile and a little glint in her eye! Isn't it amazing how such a teeny tiny person can cause your whole world to stop spinning and everything move in slow motion. I am glad she was OK :-)

Vickie said...

Oh goodness! How scary!! Good thing ER is okay.

We were hit twice too. Our sirens went off about a 20 minutes before the first storm hit. I thought it was tornado too. We were outside and I am looking around and nobody looked concern. I ran back in the house and they said we were under a thunderstom warning. I just had enough time to get the kids back in and put the toys away.

Heather said...

Ouch! I am glad she's ok. This story reminds me of when my little ran into the corner of our patio table. Like you said, it happened so quickly. Those poor little ones, the things they have to go through to get big -:)

Heidi Boos said...

Oh my! It just sounds like you've all been through some rough times. I hope you're all on the mend and safe from the thunderstorms. Yikes!

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