Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Baby's First ER Visit

I had one of the biggest scares of my life yesterday.

Baby Jeremiah was dropped on the hard wood floor (by Josiah - age 2). I took Jeremiah immediately to ER as he was not responding in his usual way, he was not crying enough, and his eyes were only turning one direction (before fluttering shut).

We were there four hours and had a CT scan. There is no swelling and no bleeding in the brain, and his skull seems fine. He has a concussion (a family first), but he should be okay. I had to wake him up every 2 hours during the night and I have to continue doing that today. And, the Baby is getting Tylenol every 4 hours for his headache.

It was a very frightening situation. We could have lost our little man. I was hysterical with fear before I left for ER. Jeremiah could have died. And I still feel the extreme weight of that reality.

Mothers - Love on your children today. Give them hugs and kisses when they don't expect it. You just don't know how long you have - accidents happen in the blink of an eye.

P.S - Josiah is not traumatized over having dropped the baby. And we are all going to make sure that Josiah gets plenty of love and kisses today too! He was not trying to hurt the baby - he LOVES Jeremiah... he just needs a lot more guidance and supervision (along with obedience to our directions).

Added 5 minutes later: Just for clarification for those of you who don't know me very well - I do NOT blame Josiah. I place all responsibility for this on myself. (Which is why I said "I still feel the the extreme weight.") 


MamaHen said...

Oh Bethany, I bet your were so scared. I am so thankful he is okay. Yes, you need to love on both of them today and let God love on you. His grace is enough-even for mom guilt.

NYLass said...

so been there... when I brought my littlest (then under three) with softball sized knot on on his temple into the first aid center... they were more worried about me than him! Poor guy's had two concussions since!
Your words show what a loving mama you are, Beth. I pray God's peace would flow in your home and give you all rest... <<>>
Thank you for the reminder of love and gratefulness for the blessings He has given us... ALWAYS a good reminder! :)

NYLass said...

the <<<>>>>
had HUGS!!! in them :O)

Mama in Uganda said...

I am so sorry to have read this. I am glad your baby is going to be okay.

We are both busy, but it would be neat to be in touch a little more.

Blessings and joy,