Saturday, May 17, 2008

Victim: Maile

Location: backyard

Culprit: slide


We were having such a nice morning. It was Carson's soccer team party in our backyard and there were about 30 people over. I had to leave the party a little early to get to my sister-in-laws baby shower, so I had just left when Greg calls my cell and tells me (very calmly) that I need to come back home because Maile has been hurt and an ambulance is coming. So I rush home and she is lying on the patio table with some bandages on her forehead and some paramedics around her and I lose it. I didn't even know what had happened but I started crying and all 30 people are all gathered around. It was not fun. Anyway, come to find out, my friend was playing with Maile and going down the slide with her on her lap. (Sound familiar Amy?) Maile must have sat up too high and WHAM! Her head nailed the top of the slide. Her forehead split open all the way to her skull.

So at the hospital the doctor checks her skull to make sure there isn't any damage (thankfully there isn't), and says that she needs some interior stitches and exterior stitches. Luckily she never passed out or vomited so she didn't even have a concussion, which is incredible considering her head nailed cement at 10 MPH. Things like this really shake you up. Even though she's ok it makes you kind of shaky and emotional the rest of the day. So now there is a standing rule with our slide, NO LAP RIDING!!


Her head hit the slide right there at the top. Very dangerous. We are so thankful that she is ok, and I'm very thankful that Greg is a good dad and was able to give Maile a blessing. We are very blessed.

9 comments:

Brindley Family est. 1997 said...

I have to say that Maile looks a whole lot better than I did after a run in with the slide! What a tough girl!

The Farrell Family said...

Ouch! Poor Maile. Seeing your kids hurt is the worst. I think stuff like that is more traumatizing for the parents than the kid. Glad she is ok!

TheShippenFamily said...

Poor Maile, I am glad she is okay. I would have lost it and started crying too.

Harmony said...

Hey! I found your blog through Poecker's! I'm so sorry to hear about the drama over the weekend. I'm glad she's OK. I started blogging too. You can see our little family at seiterfam.blogspot.com

Shaun and Jamie Muaina said...

so sad! but i'm so glad she's ok! tell all the kids we say hi! we miss them...

derrickfam said...

We are so glad cute little Maile is okay. What a scare!

Britt said...

I feel sick reading the whole story and seeing the picture! What a bad day (and weekend). Hope she recovers well.

Derek, Steph and Miriam said...

Oh bless her sweet little heart! I'm so glad she's ok. That was probably just as traumatic for you as as it was for her. The joys of being a mama!

Lindsay said...

Holy Cow! I'm so glad that she is alright. She looks just like Gage did after he got his stitches last year. He had seventeen stitches and the cut went all the way to his skull too. They must be related. Anyway, I'm sorry you had to go through that, it really takes it out of you. Love you guys, Lindsay