Saturday, May 30, 2009

Jace's visit to the ER

Thursday night the boys and I played outside until John got home. Kylan went to throw and old jug to the dog, who of course, takes off full speed to fetch it. Jace just happened to be in the way. He hit the ground hard and I knew it hurt. I got him up and didn't see any bumps or red spots. I got him cleaned up and he was off playing again in 10 minutes. He was doing fine and honestly I didn't think any more of it. John came home and took the boys to Kylan's last ballgame and I went to bunco. I didn't even think to tell John about it because he acted just fine. When I left school yesterday I had a message from John saying that his forehead had a bump that looked bad. He had a mosquito bite on it already and swells up with those so John just thought that was what it was from. I came home and Jace was with my mom at my grandma's house. When she brought him over I started freaking out because it looked horrible. I automatically remembered when he fell from the dog. I called a nurse friend and she was concerned because the bump waited until the day after to pop up. She works for our doctor and said she would call her. Our doc. said the same thing and so we headed to the ER for a possible CT scan. We really didn't have to wait long, and in fact were in and out in less than 2 hrs. I believe. The doc. checked him out...his eyes, ears, nose, etc. He said since he was acting normal and showing no signs of being lethargic, vomiting, etc. that they wouldn't do a CT scan because of the amount of radiation. They said just to keep an eye on him for the next 24 hrs. for those signs. So far so good. Bless his heart though, today his eye is half swollen shuts and he just looks pitiful. They said he would probably look rough the next couple of days. We are just so thankful that the good Lord was watching over him and all of our praise goes to him.


Whit and Bradley said...

Bless his heart!

Shea said...

Poor thing! Good is definitely could've been much worse!

Mickey and Jessica said...

Goodness! Poor little guy!! So glad he's okay!