Thursday, March 12, 2009

18 Month Checkup and ER visit!

So Tuesday was a very busy and hectic day for us! As a lot of you know, we went to the ER that night, I'll get to the story in a minute! Sorry to leave you all hanging about it. I know you were worried and I really appreciate your concern! Brayden had his 18 month appt. that morning! I can't believe he's 18 months already. Where does the time go?? Well, his stats are Weight-22 lbs 5 oz! Yay, he's finally past 20lbs, and he's now in the 10th percentile instead of the 3rd. What can I say, I make little kids, although I don't know where they get it! LOL Anyway, his length is 32", which is the 25th percentile also up from the 3rd! My little guy is going through a growth spurt I guess! He had to get one shot, and he handled it really well! There are a couple of concerns that I brought up with the Dr. One is that he looks like he has a lazy eye! At first I thought he had just discovered how to go cross eyed and thought it looked cool, but now it's just his right eye that drifts into the corner. I got a referral to a Pediatric Opthalmologist, so hopefully it's nothing too major and it is fixable with a patch and not serious enough for surgery or anything. Also, Brayden has had two reactions to peanuts, so I got a referral to an allergist and a perscription for some epi pens! We'll take him to get a scratch test when he's a little older, but for now we'll just treat it like it's a severe allergy and cut out peanuts all together! Crazy stuff, yeah??

Here's some pictures of Brayden after his allergic reaction! So sad!!



The picture doesn't really show how severe it really was. His eyes were almost completely swollen shut and his whole face was red and splotchy. We were in the middle of the desert driving home from CA and weren't anywhere near a drugstore. Needless to say, I won't be going anywhere without Children's Benedryl and epi pens from now on. Luckily, his air way wasn't constricting at all and he was acting completely normal!

Okay, on to the rest of our night! We went to Costco to get a few things that night and decided to get some pizza at the little eatery. Brayden kept trying to get out of the front of the cart so we decided to let him stand in the back part because the cart was parked right next to the table and we were right there. Well, I went to fill up our drinks and Adam turned his back for a second to grab his jacket and right as I turned to walk back to our table I saw Brayden starting to go over the edge of the cart. I screamed and Adam turned around and grabbed his foot, but his shoe came off in his hand and Brayden hit the concrete floor, hard, right on his head!! That was such a horrible moment to be too far away and not be able to do anything about it! Adam felt awful too, because he was right there but he had just turned away for a second. Adam grabbed Brayden and held him and he started screaming at first but then he was silent and started to act really lethargic and just laid his head down on Adam's shoulder! The hospital is right next door to the Costco in Murray, so we went right over. He started acting a little normal again when we were waiting for the nurse and she checked his vital signs and everything looked okay. The dr. came in and checked his whole body and felt his head and checked his pupils, and he said if we wanted to they would give him a CT scan, but he didn't feel like it was necessary, so we decided not to. They told us what to watch for and told us to check him throughout the night to make sure he was okay. He did have a mild concussion, but nothing major! The Dr. said we were lucky because a fall like that on concrete could have been fatal!! That night while I was lying in bed, I just cried!! You don't realize how quickly your life can change forever in just an instant! I don't know what I would've done if my little sweetheart weren't with us right now! Our lives could've been a lot different right now, and I am so thankful to my Lord for blessing us in so many ways, and protecting my little boy!! I am so greatful for both of my beautiful children, and I don't know what I would do without them!

Here's some pictures of his cute little legs with his shot bandage and his ER tag! Poor little thing had to get poked and prodded all day!





Mommy loves you Brayden!!

14 comments:

Roger and Kristi James said...

Oh my heck.. I hope everything stays okay!! That is so scary! I am thinking of ya!!

Sarah said...

How sad is that! My little Luke fell out of the cart on to the concrete at wal-mart and I about lost it. I felt terrible. Reading your story reminded me of that day. I hope he continues to be OK. It is so true, we are constantly being watched over and blessed.

Kellie said...

That is so scary, Marshall has fallen out the shopping cart twice once at Sam's Club and hit the floor head first and the second I caught him bu the ankle and kept him from hitting as hard he could have. But you do feel horrible. I sure hope everything thing is okay now.

welchfamily said...

I am really glad everything is okay. He is getting bigger!!! I can't wait for Brayden and Jacob to play the next time I am out!!

Joni said...

OMGosh! I am so glad that everything turned out okay!!! That is so scary! I truly believe that the Lord is always watching over our precious little angels!
I understand the whole allergy/epipen stuff...so if you ever have any ?? just gimme a holler. BTW my Landen's eyes did the same thing. He is far sighted in one and near sighted in the other...but, if you catch it fast and they wear their glasses than all is good!! YAH! Hopefully Brayden's is different...which pediatric opthamologist are you seeing? I'll be thinking ou you and you'll be in my prayers...it can be very stressfull! Keep me posted!! Talk to you soon!!!

Vicki said...

Wow, April, what an ordeal. I'm glad everything is ok.

Megan said...

I can't even imagine how awful and scary that must've felt! It's so scary as a parent because you really can't imagine life without your sweet kids. I am so glad he was ok!! These little reminders of how lucky I am usually leave me bawling for days! I am thinking of you...and see ya at bunko!

The Browns said...

Oh my gosh! That is so scary! I'm so sorry! That is the worst feeling ever to think how bad it could have been!

OUR CHAOTIC CLAN said...

April! Wow! I'm so glad that he's okay. How are YOU?? What an adrenaline rush! He's a gorgeous little man! Keep us posted on the eye and what you find out. Good luck!! Love ya!

sutton family said...

wow, what a day!!! That is so scary, when I read that I got all teary eyed. I am so glad that he is ok!! You really don't know how fast things can change and it is a blessing to have our children with us as long as the Lord needs them here. Your in our prayers!!!

The Adams said...

Poor little guy. It's been rough for him! And poor you too! See ya on Wednesday at bunko!

Jessica Astin said...

I am glad everything is OK!

Brittany said...

That is scary..especially to hear that falls like that can be fatal. You already feel bad but that makes it so much worse. I'm glad he's okay...and growing so well. Peanut allergies are scary, I'm so glad I don't have to worry about that with Braylee..so I hope it won't be too hard to keep him away from peanuts.

FishinFamily said...

K so you walked away with my Bunko prize, but I wanted to leave a comment anyway. =)
My Mia fell out of the cart at Cabela's, she did a whole flip, hit her back on a display and then landed on her back. I totally remember what an awful feeling it was and I'm sorry you had to experience it. I'm glad everything is good now.
Congrats on the whole weight watchers thing too!! That's so awesome. =)