Thursday, May 21, 2009

Trip to ER

Tonight as we were all rushing around to get ready for the kids school program, the gate on our stairs got left open. Next thing we know we heard a big boom. Oh my Lord...Grace fell down the stairs. the gate got left open. My heart stopped at that point. I have never ran so fast in my life after her as I ran tonight. What a helpless feeling! She cried and cried, then fell asleep. Soon after she threw up all over me, that was sign that I did not feel things were ok with her. She was a little out of it and limp to me. Bailey fell down the stairs when he was little, and was fine, she was different. So the other two kids caught a ride with some friends to the school, while Terry and I rushed Grace to the ER to have her checked over. YOu know you have good friends when they show up at the ER with you. Our great Friend Scott came over , and it was great just to have that support right at that time. THey checked her back, her head, neck, eyes, temp and watched her for a little bit. The doc has to go over everything....so He talked about chances of beeding in the brain ....just to hear that is scarey...but he said chances are very small, but we need to really watch her. ..not let her sleep more than 4 hours at a time for the next 24 hours and watch her eye contact. He also was positive and said that she most likely will not have any problem and children are pretty resiliant when so little. We walked in to the last part of the school program. I know our kids had a hard time and were very worried , and they looked relieved when we walked into the church that the program was being held. A lady I had never met before "happen" to be near me as i was walking Grace in the back , she started talking to me, and me flustered told her what we had just been through. She layed hands on Grace right away...and Prayed over her, she promised she would ask all her friends to also pray and would pray for her tonight. She as an angel from God! She loved Grace and kept giving her kisses on the head. Later on...as we were leaving the program, I was thanking her, and found out that she is a pastors wife. What an amazing lady. What a heart for God! And He placed her right there at that exact time. She gave me such comfort! If you are reading this please pray for our little sweetie tonight. ...and always be sure if you have little ones to keep those gates closed!

6 comments:

candice said...

Oh no- that is so scary! I am glad that she is ok though.
I am praying for your little Gracie right now!

I have been meaning to get a gate for our stairs for when our girl comes home but keep putting it off, and now I will be out shopping tomorrow for one!

Rhea Anne said...

Praying... praying!!! Please keep us posted. My son fell down a flight of stairs to our basement when he was about a year old with my mother. She still has nightmares about that. Little ones always seem to bounce back... praying hard. :)

Melissa said...

How is she doing today? We'll be praying that there are no adverse affects and that your breathing can return to normal soon.

Sunnymama said...

I will be praying. So sorry that happened. It is amazing how quickly things can happened, in a split second! Life is so precious and so easily taken! Makes you think twice about everything! So glad she is doing okay. Will continue to pray they she remains that way!

Waiting4OurAngel said...

Wow I know that was a scary time for you! I prayed for health and protection. How is she doing now??

Melissa in Lexington said...

So sorry to hear about Grace's accident-- she is in our prayers. I wonder how many times we will be in the same situation-- our little Meredith is quite the climber! Thank heaven kids are so resilient.