Thursday, October 23, 2008

Josiah's Head Injury

Yesterday Josiah and Caleb asked if they could go outside and play for a few minutes before we left for church that evening. I gave them clear directions that they were to stay on the concrete and not to get in the grass where they always end up getting dirty. According to Caleb who witnessed everything, Josiah was riding Levi's little 4-wheeler in following picture.
This is a toy that I have never felt it necessary to require a helmet. It is very low to the ground. A child can not possibly go fast on this thing unless going down a hill. Somehow, Josiah (it would only happen to Josiah) managed to flip over the front of the 4-wheeler which resulted in the below head injuries.

Unfortunately, we did not make it to church and Kerry ended up coming home a little early to check on Josiah. He had fallen asleep pretty much right away due to exhaustion (no nap) and crying. The knot on his head was about the size of a baseball Kerry said. They scrapes are right next to the scar he already has next to his eye, and he has another scar right above the same eye. He did wake up several times before bedtime which made us feel better, and he woke up a couple of times during the night.

He is feeling much better today but looks worse. We're going to the Pumpkin Patch tomorrow and I will post pictures which will show day 3 of the scrapes.

Although the picture above isn't the best, it represents what a great job Caleb did yesterday evening playing with Levi. After Josiah got hurt and fell asleep, I let Caleb take Levi outside as long as they stayed in the back where I could see them from inside. Caleb stayed with Levi the entire hour to hour and a half they were playing, and he showed Levi lizards, put him on the swing, and explored the outdoors with him. I praised him for the good job he did telling him that that's what big brothers do (instead of bossing). What a way to end the day!


Colorado Dreamin' said...

Poor Baby!!! JC is always hurting his head! Jenni dropped a TV on it once! When the blood started draining down his face it looked like he was Batman with a mask!

Anonymous said...

Wow! That was a bump. I wish I could have been there to help. I can't wait till you are here for Christmas.