Monday, November 03, 2008

A Horrible Horrible Day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Here's what I learned about myself tonight....I am terrible in crisis situations. I was making dinner while my kids were out front playing. I suddenly heard Gabe making a weird crying kinda scream/whimper. I turned the corner to see my beautiful sons forearm dangling in a Z shape. Sierra (also not good in injury related crisis, we discovered) saw it at the same time as me. We both screamed like idiots. I knew immediately we had to go to the hospital. I was in such a panic I couldn't find my purse or keys, which were in front of me. Sierra and I were totally freaking out. Pierce couldn't bare to look either, but instead of screaming in horror he just kept telling Sierra and I to shut up. I did get it together and we made it out the door in seconds which felt like forever. Luckily we have a new hospital just minutes away. Gabe was in so much pain he started to pass out in the car. Thank heavens there was no blood or I wouldn't have been able to drive. Poor Gabe was going into shock. They didn't even make me sign in they just immediately wheeled him in. He broke both bones in his forearm. They had to knock him out to set his arm. The post X-ray didn't look great, the Dr. said he may need surgery. Tomorrow we will go to the pediatric specialist to find out if he needs surgery or not and when he will get his cast ( he is hoping for an orange cast, he's loved orange since he could talk)
So your probably wondering how he broke it......he and his friends and Pierce were playing dodge ball.....on their bikes!!!!! Pierce as any great big brother would do was throwing the balls extra hard at Gabe. Pierce 'accidentially' hit Gabe on the side of the head and Gabe feel off his bike and BREAK!!! Gabe was so funny at the hospital he asked me, "can Pierce pay me for this?" He feels it's worth at least $50. I said no it was an accident but I will make him be your servant all week, Gabe still wants the $. John & I were worried about the kids, Pierce & Sierra are old enough to babysit but I knew they would be really worried and probably a little scared. so we had my mom go to our house to help get Izzy and Max to bed and check on the big kids. When my mom got there she said they already had the babies in bed and were cleaning the kitchen and folding clothes. It was very comforting to come home and see them working together for us. Now if they would do that when someone isn't hurt. So please pray for Gabe that he will be able to sleep through the night & won't need surgery. Thanks


Blogger mom of fab five said...

Oh MY!! I had a feeling with all the exclamation points that it was a doozie! I had to laugh when i read how it was broken--oh the things kids can come up with--DODGE BALL ON BIKES? Even that is one for the books. I have learned to be calm in crisis situations--through these kinds of events-sure makes life interesting. Hope it all turns out ok--you will all be in my thoughts and prayers.

Leigh ann

10:23 AM  
Blogger AllieKat said...

Oh, Jennifer! How awful! Poor Gabe! I can't even imagine going through that for ALL of you! My heart just breaks thinking about all the pain he must be in. I'm so sorry you're dealing with this and I TRULY hope that Gabe not only doesn't need surgery but mends quickly and well. If there's anything I can do to help, please let me know.


P.S. It's AMAZING the number of kids that are walking around with casts at school right now...Gabe will fit right in!

2:45 PM  
Blogger caroline said...

Dear Jen, Iam so sorry to hear about Gabe, I actually teared up reading about his accident and the pain he must have been in and the pain you must have felt to see him in pain, what sweet little children you have to babysit and clean house while you are taking care of business. I will pray for Gabe tonight and hope he will heal quickly! Love, Caroline Miller

2:50 PM  
Blogger Erika said...

Oh jwag! I was reading your blog and told my dad and he said 'when he was a kid he got a concustion from dodgeball on bikes.' Good thing family always pulls together in time of need! My prayers are with you!

8:35 AM  
Blogger sandalloons44 said...

oh Sorry Jennifer. Is this the 1st time for any of your children? Ouch that would hurt.
Poor guy, hope he recovers nicely!
take care family!

9:14 AM  
Blogger Heather said...

The class came up yelling, screaming, shouting, pushing and prodding to be the first to tell me about Gabe.
My prayers are with him, whatever he needs just let me know.

4:54 PM  
Blogger michelle said...

OH MY GOSH!!! I thank my lucky stars that I have not had this sort of crisis yet, I am afraid I would react just like you and Sierra!

7:58 PM  

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