Sunday, October 26, 2008

My Heart Skipped a Beat!

This morning, around 8 AM, I was getting B's bottle ready. I got everything prepared, propped him up on a pillow on the couch and reached for the bottle on the table. I kept my hand on the side of him, when the next thing I knew he dove (head first) towards the bottle and landed on the top of his head, on the carpet.

I screamed, he screamed and I ran downstairs towards hubs. Hubs jumped out of bed and we checked B from head to toe.

I got on the phone to the nurses line and they called back within minutes and told me what to look for. Crossed eyes, one pupil larger than the other, not moving arms or legs, and vomiting. Luckily, B had none of those, so I took him out of the carseat, and let him play on the floor.

I was still scared and my heart was still beating, so when B let out another cry, I told hubs to put on some shoes, b/c we were headed to the ER.

We got to the ER at around 9 AM and the nurse, PA and doctor all checked him out and said he was absolutely fine. Thank you Lord! I was so scared.

The moral of this story...

A. Don't let an (almost crawling) baby be on a couch while reaching for anything

B. $75 is easily worth peace of mind

C. Kiss your baby, loved one and parents every day (if you can) just in case it is the last.


d.a.r. said...

Oh my word, I would have done the exact same thing!!! I'm so glad your sweet baby boy is okay!

Sweetassbabs said...

Wow!! Thank goodness he is okay. $75 is totally worth it. I would have done the same thing. My hubby had a close call about two weeks ago in the bath tube. He went to reach for the soap, Cute pants tried to grab her ducky and face first she goes into the drink. He freaked out, took her out of the bath tube and started patting her back. I was in the master bath brushing my teeth and heard the slapping on the back and I kid you not my heart stopped and I ran like hell. She turned out fine. It happened so fast he said. I told him it happens to everyone and that maybe he should take a c.p.r class just in case. He is still scared every time he gives her a bath. Once again I am glad your little Man is fine and I hope you are doing well also.

Lindsay said...

Yep, can't leave them for a second or 1/2 a second at that! I learned this the hard way, too! Glad B is okay!

Jessica said...

Eeeks! That's so scary. Glad he is okay though :)

Lindsey said...

Oh my goodness! I am so glad he is okay now!

HM said...

Oh gosh, doesn't it just break your heart?? Even though we somewhat know they're ok. Glad he's fine!