Weekend trip to the hospital

Faith fell last night from the top of our deck's railing to the concrete below. I saw her fall. I hope that image will soon go from the constant in my mind.

I walked into the living room at 6:50 and saw her trying to climb over the gate to go down into the back yard. I called to her to get down and started making my way to go get her off and help her open the gate (the gate sometimes gets stuck......from so many kids hanging on it, it doesn't quite hang the same). Next thing I see she starts wobbling back and forth. (at this point she is sprawled over the gate with half her body on one side and her tummy resting on the top).....then she falls........all the way down to the concrete pad below.

She kind of bounced off the top step with her back and then landed face down. As you can imagine I was screaming my head off......like really screaming....ran down the stairs to get her..........pulled her into my arms as fast as I could.....(which after I kind of was like OMG I could have killed her if she had broken her back or neck or something!!) and ran into the house with her got J and quickly started assessing her.

It took us about 10 minutes to decide that we better take her in. She knew her name but she started getting really sleepy and just a bit too relaxed looking. It took us an hour to get passed the people in front of us in the ER to get to see the triage nurse and as soon as we did she bi-passed everyone in front of us to see the doctor.

I think it was about 15-20 feet from where she fell to the concrete below. At about 7:50 she started to feel normal again and was back to her silly 3 year old self......thank goodness.....(we had a lot of people praying for us!!)..........and they felt she was and would be fine and just kept us until 9:50 before letting us go to make sure she was ok. The doctor said because of her behaviour for the hour right after she fell, it is likely that she had a mild concussion and we have to keep a close eye on her for the next 48 hours.

We had to wake her up every 2 hours last night....I think I woke her up more....I couldn't sleep. She really is fine......... a nice little goose egg on her forehead....some scraps on her elbows and back where she hit the stairs and her one ankle is scrapped up a bit. We never really let her walk last night, just for a few seconds so the nurse could see if she was vertigo......this morning she is limping....her ankle and other parts probably have quite the bruising.

I thank God that she is ok and never want to go through the emotion of that again.....to watch your kid fall......not good......I don't think she will try to climb over the gate again! I think she got a lesson in why mommy says to hold my hand in parking lots and not cross the road by herself and not to climb the gate...I will open it for her.....

poor J is still sleeping and it is almost 10am....he really takes these things hard too.........I know no parent wants to see their kid get hurt....ever.....after the miscarriages both J and I had a lot of fear with Emily......it didn't help that she was born sick.... we almost started to expect bad things to happen.....it has taken us a long time not to live in that fear.....however when things like this happen......it kind of brings all those fears back for us.

so big thanks to those of you who read this and pray for us!!! we really appreciate it!!

Comments

Faith said…
How scarey! i am so glad she's okay (love her name ,BTW, it's a good name). How amazing that it didn't do more damage. God was holding onto her and set her down gently. Praise to God!
Lakeside Girl said…
I am so sorry to hear about your daughter, and I am so glad she is OK. I can relate as I have a very active 2 year old boy and am always waiting for him to get into things. I am the person (Lakeside Girl) from summit-lake-northern-bc.blogspot.com. In fact you can see the 2 year old in one of the photos posted there. Thanks for visiting that blog & for your comments, Lala. Please don't hesitate to contact if you have any questions about the Prince George area. I like your blog site. And yes - I am new to the blogging world, but it is interesting. Bye for now.
mommyof4 said…
Oh gosh Lala I know how you feel I think I have told you already about my sons fall. I am glad she is ok!!!!!! It is the worst feeling to watch your child get hurt and not able to get to them to stop it from happening!:( Take it easy and get some rest and let us know how she is doing!:)((((hugs))))
Renee said…
What an awful experience! I was just picturing it as I was reading it. I know you were scared too death. Thank God she's okay.
Kate said…
Oh how scarey! I am so glad to hear that all is well. I know that pit in your stomach will last awhile. We had a similar incident when Honey B was 3. She was riding a tricycle full speed and went down my parents driveway into a thick brick pillar head on. She didn't hit the flat bricks, but the corners of the bricks. We had to make an ER visit too - and she had a HUGE goose egg but all was ok in the end. My man was the one too see it. He couldn't stop her in time. I thank God I didn't see it actually happen. And I thank God all is ok with your sweety! Phew!
Vicky said…
Oh my goodness LaLa...I felt just sick reading this. I am sooo glad she's okay. You're in my thoughts.

V.
Kimberly said…
Yes, Lise I have been reading everyday just not commenting. I am so sorry that you had to go through that with Faith, Watching your child get hurt like that is gut wrenching. I am so glad that everything is going to be okay.
tell my brother I said hi and I will talk to you soon.
Kim
Lala's world said…
thanks for all the prayers and support....I am thankful that she is ok...it could have been....well I don't want to even think of what it could have been....she is walking funny now so I think she may need a chiropractor appt and/or doctor appt....she is walking like her right leg is stiff....could be just jarred or bruised. they said nothing was broken....
thanks again, I have been having a hard time getting the vision of her falling out of my head....but I know He caught her....
holli said…
Oh my gosh - it's just so scary how close to danger children are at all times.. and I know what you mean by seeing things in slow motion. I'm so glad Faith is okay - many prayers coming your way.

HUGS!!!!
Shash said…
I'm all the way in Maryland today when I read this and wanted to call but can't...AUGH, I'm glad she is ok though. I will call when we get back on either Saturday or Sunday. Love you lots and praying for those angels to continue to guard your kids - with our kids they get quite the work out eh?!!! hehe
Kate said…
"but I know He caught her..."

ya couldn't have said it better! amen to that!
momyblogR said…
My goodness! The hand of God is a powerful thing. So glad to know she is fine...I know you are still not right, lol...it takes awhile.

It really is amazing how tough our little ones are.

:):)
Ruth said…
I am glad she is ok. I hate watching my kids fall down:-(
Radical One said…
so glad to hear faith is doing well. and thanks for your thoughts and prayers for us.

blessings,
lisa

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