March 16, 2008

Praise the Lord for his mercy today!

We've had another eventful afternoon! Mattie fell at church (we were with her) from about 4 feet in the air. She went straight on her face with nothing to break her fall on that concrete floor. She was instantly lethargic and really out of it. Definitely like nothing I've ever seen before with either of my kids. So we left church to come home and get her blanket and pacifier. She was calming some, but then she threw up once. By now an hour had passed since her fall, so we called the doctor while we were waffling about what to do and which hospital to go to. He said since the vomiting was an hour from her fall and she was still very lethargic, we had to take her in.

So back we went to Children's. We feel like old friends, now! Anyway, in the car I asked the Lord to let there be nothing wrong. She was asleep and within minutes she woke up almost like herself again when I got her out of the car! Seemingly in pain, but happy, so I almost turned around and headed right back to the car. But we decided to stay just in case. They checked her out and said she has a concussion to watch, but no brain bleeds (eek!), broken nose or skull fracture. I have to wake her up every two hours tonight, but as long as nothing else odd starts happening, she's good to go. Her face is swollen, and her mouth is hurting her, but she's still bright eyed.

Praise the Lord for His mercy and protection for her!

One thing I didn't know before today... the doctor said one thing that is important to watch for in the future... if they throw up within 30 minutes of a head injury, it's very common and of no concern. If they throw up more than 30 minutes after, they need to been seen in short order. A good tip to remember!

5 comments:

Candace said...

Oh wow, so thankful that nothing more serious was wrong! How scary!!

She may pass Hannah up on ER visits here soon! hee hee! (a record we will be be happy to allow you to have!)

Valerie said...

Oh my! That poor child! She has really been through it lately!

allvollaura said...

So sorry to hear about Maddie. I know the feeling about good friend's with Children's Hospital. So glad that nothing was more serious and that we have such a great hospital nearby. It is obvious that God loves and takes care of our little ones! Glad to find your blog:)

MichelleL said...

Glad to hear she is okay!

How scary!

Elinette said...

Hope your little one is doing well now. What a busy March you've had. Beautiful pictures on your blog.