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.