Friday, June 19, 2009

Let's All Go to the Hospital!

We've often commented on how difficult it is to manage two children, when they can't be in the same place at the same time. Today, we found this inconvenience to be a fair trade off to having them both in the hospital. We'll take "healthy" any day. Paige got to visit the emergency room this morning!

She was sitting on her booster chair, at the kitchen table. She decided to push off of the table with her feet, and the chair fell backward. She bumps and cries, but it looks like she'll be alright. She's a bona-fide toddler with scraped and bruised knees to prove it. Then she starts vomiting, and she NEVER does this. In fact, this is the first time in her entire life. I immediately had concerns for head trauma. Her pupils dilated appropriately and she was still talking. She was just a little quiet and clingy. She ended up vomiting three times before the ER visit was over.

The docs assessed her, and weren't extremely worried. She walked without any problems, and all the other symptoms were absent, as well. They gave her a medicine to help control vomiting and a popsicle. By halfway through the popsicle, she was talking so much we had to quiet her down. She told all the nurses about how we were going to see Eli, and all about his condition.

That was this morning. We just put her to bed, and she's acting completely normal. The last time she sat at the dinner table, she made a comment about how she's not going to kick the table any more.


Amy said...

I'm so glad she's ok! What a long emotional day that must have been for you guys! Never a dull moment, huh? Hope your weekend is quiet and restful, as much as it can be!