Saturday, January 28, 2006

ER

We got home last night from the ER at midnight after spending 2 1/2 hours in a nearby Emergency Room. Our son supposedly is okay. He just had a mild concussion.

Flash back 12 hours. Around 1:30 pm I was suprised to see my wife and kids outside my classroom. My wife had that frazzled look and was holding our son. The story really starts when my wife stopped for lunch after taking a friend to the doctor's office. She placed our son in a high chair that was defective. With her hands basically full she chose not to go back and get a different one. After their pasta arrived my wife helped my daughter with her plate. At this time my son decides to stand up in the wooden high chair. Next thing my wife turns to see him falling backwards. He hit his head and back on the concrete floor. Lunch was then over.

When she stopped by my school he really looked lathargic. Could have been that it was beyond his nap time. I walked my family to see the school nurse. She said his pupils were fine and to watch for vomitting. My wife went ahead and took him to the pediatrician. They said he appeared fine.

I went from school to my announcing gig at the high school. When I arrived home afterwards the car was not in the driveway. I knew something was up. The note inside said, "We are at the Allen hospital ER......"daughter" is with the neighbors." I drove to the hospital and located wife and son. She explained the events of the night.

Our son fell asleep making it real easy to get him a CATScan. They said he should be okay. He slept thru the night okay and is a lively little guy this morning. He brought me his sisters bike helmet and wore it around the house for about an hour.

I contacted the restaurant owner yesterday and he "SAYS" he will reimburse us for any out of pocket expenses. My peave is that this is not an isolated case. Many places we go, including grocery stores, have broken straps. The owner did say someone was at the hardware store buying the materials to repair the broken strap. I guess it was one concussion too late.

Do I sense FREE FOOD out of this deal? My mind is always working. It is working more positive now than it was on my drive to the hospital last night. I had the "What if" syndrome.

Buckle UP!

11 comments:

Pigs said...

Save your receipts! Glad he's okay.

The MAN Fan Club said...

Reply to pigs: When I mentioned the copay for a doctor visit was $40 he said no problem. Wonder what it will be for an emergency room visit with a CAT Scan?

Billy V said...

So frightening...if he's showing no signs after 24 hours, I would imagine that he's alright. The human body can be so resiliant. What restaurant was it? Did Dallena get a doggy bag before she left?

The MAN Fan Club said...

Brothers Pizza right by church. We go there often. I hope they buck up once we find out our bill total.

He was just fine today.

"Ms. Cornelius" said...

Thank goodness he is perky and chipper. When Pigs says save the receipts from an industrial restaurant accident, she KNOWS.

txgrl said...

ok wiat...why did she take him in to the emergency room after she'd had him check by the peditrician? did i miss something there?
SO glad all is ok! I'll be praying for ya'll1

Wiccachicky said...

Oh dear! I'm glad your son came out of that okay. It could have been much worse! I'm sure it was scary at the time.

Deanna said...

Wow, what a scare. I am glad he is okay though.

Anonymous said...

i would not be worrying about free food.

The MAN Fan Club said...

Reply to txgrl: he started vomitting about 8 hours later. A sign of post concussion syndrome.

The MAN Fan Club said...

FOLLOW UP: He was fine Saturday and since has been fine also. He is definitely more of a daredevil than what my daughter was at that age. I did stop by the pizza place on Tuesday night to update them and give them our information. The owner appears really nice.