Sunday, October 21, 2012

Well now they're even

Moms of two or more kids know - if one gets a treat, the other one wants it, too.  If one gets a privilege, the other one wants the same.  And apparently, if one gets an ER visit, the other one will eventually want one, too.  I say that in jest, of course, but our kids are finally even on this count, too.

Miss M had her first visit at least 3.5 years ago (maybe more - she was just a little thing) after she fell and hit her noggin pretty hard on a driveway.  We were out of town at the time, so a trip to the pediatrician wasn't even an option - we just went straight to the nearby ER. 

The boys (Big J and Mister J) were at Cub Scout camp this weekend, by all accounts having a great time.  BB-shooting, archery, hiking...  Later in the day, Mister J was sitting in a camp chair, reading, when his chair got tipped over.  He was caught off guard and didn't have time to catch himself before he hit his head on a tent platform.

He got a gash on his head, but the EMTs at the camp (and two doctors within our pack) checked him out and he seemed ok.  He had some worrisome symptoms overnight, so Big J packed up right after breakfast to head home so Mister J could be seen at the local children's hospital ER. All of those checks were normal, so we are now home.  We'll see his pediatrician on Tuesday for a follow-up, unless any worrisome symptoms reappear.

I think the hardest part is going to be keeping him "calm" - including no video games, computers, reading (activities that require a lot of focus and concentration) for today, and no sports/playground shenanigans for a week.  I've already had to give him reminders about running and jumping - in the house, no less!  And what do you do when you can't be active and play?  TV, reading, etc. - which are off limits for at least today.  The good news is that he can return to school tomorrow - as long as he doesn't have a headache. 

So thankful that he's okay, and also for the great care he got while they were camping (and away from immediate medical care). And that they had a good time, but I know I still haven't gotten the whole of that story given all of today's excitement!


Heather said...

ohh no! SO glad to hear he's ok. Head stuff can be so when Paige fell out of the shopping cart and Anna sliced the top of her mouth with a tent pole. Good thing they are all pretty durable.

Courtney said...

So glad he is OK! Sounds like a good time to do a new read-aloud. Hope everything's back to normal tomorrow!