I can't believe it's been weeks since I've blogged...it's been busy! End of school, birthday parties, swim practice, baseball game, movies...lots of fun stuff.
We are so fortunate to have Ronica staying with Zach this summer and Tabitha with Alex. They are both two exceptional ladies who love our kids and we feel so lucky to have them at home with the kids this summer!
Yesterday was probably the worst day - for me and Zach...mmm, ever. I was home alone with the kids and Zach went out in the garage to play on his pogo stick while I was about to start dinner. About 3 minutes after he went outside I heard him screaming and ran into the garage to find him bleeding on the floor with a huge purple knot on his head. He had fallen off the pogo stick and landed head first on the cement garage floor. We have had a lot of drama with Alex, but I have never, ever, been so scared for him. I couldn't get him to stop crying and about 10 minutes after he got really sleepy and was getting lethargic so it was obvious he needed to go to the hospital. A HUGE, HUGE thank you to my neighbors Scott and Leslie who came right over and helped me. Scott stayed with Alex until Aaron could get home from work and Leslie came to the hospital with me.
St. Mary's was AWESOME. We walked right in, they were so kind and the Dr. and nurses were great. For the first three hours he slept alot, didn't want to talk and when he did, he just cried. My heart broke for him he was so scared. The only thing that made me laugh was when they came in to talk to him to check his neurological status they were asking him questions and he wouldn't talk....so they asked him what happened and he pointed to me! Umm, Zach, unless you want Mommy to spend a whole lot of time with an Investigator, that was NOT the appropriate time to point to me! What he really was pointing to me for was that he wanted me to speak for him. Ok, maybe not that funny, but it did make me laugh...sometimes you just take what you can get!!
Sleeping in the ER
Finally awake...the flash on my camera kind of takes away a lot of the purple in the bruising.
So after 5 hours in the Er, a scraped up face, fat lip, a concussion and a broken finger, we got to home. He was so tired he passed right out as soon as we got home.
He was pretty excited that he broke his finger and thought it was cool he was getting a "cast"...only he was quite disappointed that it was just on his finger...he wanted it all the way up his arm!
This morning when he got up he was still really nauseous and had a bad headache. He didn't want anything to eat or drink and even a food commercial on TV would make him dry heave. I gave him the Zofran the hospital gave us for the nausea and he stayed in bed until around 4:00 when he started feeling better and really wanted to go to the pool and take his swim team picture with everyone. The Dr. said he can't swim for the next two weeks so he was pretty bummed he was missing his swim meet tonight.
I can't tell you how THANKFUL I am that he is ok. It was a pretty emotional two days for all of us and I'm just so happy to see my little guy acting more like himself. He probably could have asked me for a pony today and would have gotten it!