Sunday, July 13, 2008

Madison's Accident

I briefly mentioned Madison's black-eye in my last post recap, but I thought I'd write a little bit more about Madison's accident-proneness. As you all know, Madison is my third child, and also the baby in the family. She also has no fear whatsoever. So, she gets hurt A LOT! Her most recent and most traumatic event ended up with my taking her to the ER this past May, the day before Mother's Day to be exact. I was sitting at the computer and she came running around the corner and fell into the wall, hitting the wood baseboard right above her left eye on her forehead. I didn't see her fall, but I heard it. She screamed for a good 10-15 minutes and Tony & I watched it swell right before our eyes. It was huge! We both decided that it necessitated a trip to the ER since it was so close to her eye.

So, I picked her up and got her ready to go (she was still pretty upset). We got to the ER and she finally calmed down a little bit. They were able to get us in pretty quickly and she was seen by the doctor. The doctor wanted her to try eating and drinking a little to make sure she could keep it down and after about 20 minutes, decided that she would be fine, not CAT scan would be needed. So, we left the hospital and as were walking out, she's skipping down the hall. That's when I was sure that she was absolutely fine! :-)

Within a few days, she had a black eye and then it got all discolored. The first picture was taken after 2 days and the other picture was taken a couple of days later. She actually still has a mark where she hit, but it's not too noticeable. Hopefully we won't have to make any more trips to the hospital any time soon.

1 comment:

Doah said...

What a personality this girl has! Wonderful post and good pictures!