You may have noticed that I didn't post my DT card for the High Hopes Challenge. That's because I had a scary weekend.
Around 8:30am Saturday morning, my daughter was sitting on a barstool at the kitchen counter eating breakfast. Apparently she was cold, so she was sitting on her feet and tucked her arms into her dress. She lost her balance and fell off the stool. Since her feet and arms were tucked away, she was not able to free them to help break the fall. She went face-first on the tile floor!! Scott said the sound of her hitting the floor was HORRIBLE!!
Immediately she had a HUGE knot on her head. I mean HUGE!! It was at least 1 1/2" in diameter and it stuck out at least 1" on her forehead...it looked like a mini hockey puck was attached to her forehead...no joking!!
My husband ran her to the hospital while I stayed home with Ryan. After a CT-Scan was done, they determined that Ansley had 2 non-displaced fractures on her orbital bone (eyebrow bone) and her forehead. That means that she has 2 cracks on her skull, but the bones had not shifted and there was no internal or external bleeding.
Since she got sick a few times at the hospital, they wanted to keep her in the hospital overnight for observation.
They needed to transfer her to another hospital that had a pediatric neurologist department. So I packed up some things for the hospital stay, ran Ryan over to my sister in law's, then met up at the first hospital to hop in the ambulance to head to the 2nd hospital.
Scott took this picture on his cell phone about 3 hours after the fall...
The thing on her hand is a mesh glove to hold the IV port still so it wouldn't hurt her. Apparently the black eye is actually the blood that rushed to the bump area eventually "falls" and accumulates around the eye. Her eye is not tender or hurt, it's just where the blood accumulated. You can see that the whole forehead started to swell at this point. But that the bump had started to go down!
Scott came to the hospital after dinner to stay with her overnight so I could stay home with Ryan. I switched with him this morning and stayed with her until she was released earlier tonight.
These pictures were taken after she was home and took a bath (which is why her hair is wet)...
The big stuff dog she is holding was a gift for Ansley from Ryan.
Here's a shot with her eye closed...
She is fine now. She will be home from school tomorrow. We will see how she is feeling and decide if she stays home another day or two.
We have to go to the pediatrician tomorrow so that they can monitor her healing progress. Then we will go back to the facial bone doctor (can't remember the name of his specialty) in 2 weeks as well.
She can not play soccer or any other contact sport for 3 months. Other than that, she is cleared for normal activity.
I have a busy week this week with a Wags 'n Whiskers release on Friday (more about that very soon) and normal store activity. Plus I will have Ansley at home at least on monday with a trip to the peditrician. And since Ryan seems to have caught my chest cold and a head cold, I am sure he will be home from school at least 1 day this week!!
So that was my "fun" weekend!! I hope to have my High Hopes card loaded later. I finished my card Saturday night (while Scott was at the hospital with Ansley), then I realized that I forgot the "metal or wire" part of the challenge!! Doh!! I guess my mind was a little preoccupied!! I hope I can adjust the card and upload it later.
In the mean time, happy stamping!