Friday, December 11, 2009

"Never a Dull Moment"

My dad often says, "Never a dull moment" in reference to our crazy lives. I don't think that statement could be any more true. On Tuesday afternoon, I went to pick up Tyler from school. Her gym teacher walked her out and told me that Tyler had fallen on the cement and hurt her head during gym class about 30 minutes earlier. Tyler was crying and had been since it happened. He said she didn't want to go to the nurse (dah!- who's the adult here?). Tyler and I started walking home and she kept saying, "Mom, I'm just so tired. I just want to go to sleep." Obviously, major red flags went up in my mind. I figured she had a concussion. We got home and Tyler started throwing up blood. SCARY!!!!! Ammon was working from home, THANK HEAVENS!!!!, so he got off his conference call and rushed Tyler to the hospital. In the meantime, I was freaking out!!!! I called my friend Heidi who lives in my neighborhood and asked her if she could pick up my boys and take Scarlett and me to the hospital. She came right over and helped us so much!!!! Thanks Heidi!!!! Once I got to the hospital, Tyler was getting a CT Scan done. When they brought her back into the room where I was waiting, her whole eye was turning blue. Poor little baby!!! The doctors explained that she had fractured her skull but luckily, it didn't look like there was any bleeding or swelling in the brain. They said they would transfer her by ambulance to the children's hospital to the ICU for the night to be closely monitored. It is so hard to see you baby hurt!!! She and Ammon spent the night at the hospital (I had to be home to feed Scarlett every 2-3 hours). My mom (what would I do without her???) flew in to town Tuesday night to be with us for support and also to help with the kids. Tyler was released on Wednesday afternoon from the hospital. She has to take it really easy for the next 6-8 weeks. She may have headaches for the next 6 months. She has an appt. with neuro doc on Monday morning to see if she can go back to school. Overall, we feel really blessed that she is ok!!! We love our little Tyler girl so so much. She is still not feeling great but doing so much better. We are grateful to all of our friends and family for much needed words of encouragement and prayers. Below are some pictures of Tyler. The ones with her friends were taken Wednesday night. Heidi brought her daughter Tatum (one of Tyler's best friends) and two of her other friends from school over to bring cards from her class and also some cute PJs (which she is still wearing two days later) and a DVD. It meant the world to Tyler (she kept saying, everyone is so nice to me).