Saturday, March 21, 2009

Somebody's First Trip to the Emergency Room...

Lately bedtime has been a battle with Julia not feeling good. She just wants to he held while she sleeps and HATES being layed in her crib. Last night was no different. She was out hard when I laid her down in her crib and after I left her room she started crying. I thought I'd just let her cry it out like I had done before. Well...15 minutes later (she's crying very hard by this time) Jeremy and I were watching the news and we heard a loud thud on the wood floor. We tore off the couch to find Julia laying on the floor in front of her crib crying harder then ever. My heart sunk. She can't even pull herself up on a piece of furniture yet and for her to pull herself over the crib Jeremy and I were shocked! Her bed was atleast halfway down into the crib but Jeremy started lowering it all the way to the bottom right away. As I was rocking Jewels she was just laying still, still crying. All of the sudden she started throwing up and didn't stop. I called my mom crying. Long story short, by the time we left for the ER she had projectile vomited 3 times, was very pale and had a HUGE knot on the top of her head by her soft spot.

She was checked out and no broken bones or brain bleed. We're still watching for signs of a small bleed that can happen over time. I got up a couple of times in the night to check on her and she seemed to be ok. This morning she's crawling around again, clapping and playing. What a relief!!! God was watching over our baby! My mind just kept going back to situations I'd seen in the hospital where babies and little kids had gotten brain bleeds because of something like this. Thank you God! And thank you family for praying last night!

7 comments:

Amy said...

Oh my goodness, Jennalee! How scary! I'm so glad everything turned out okay!

The Sieberts said...

that is so scary!!! i'm so glad she's ok. if it makes you feel any better, Ava fell down the stairs in the middle of the night last night. She was looking for daddy-who was of course in bed! it still scared me though!!!

The Ekeland's said...

Poor little Ava! Bless her heart! That would scare you in the middle of the night.

Aaron and Shannon said...

Oh my...that makes my heart sink reading about it. So glad that she's ok.

Utecht Family said...

I'm so glad she's ok! I know that's so scary! Hope to see you on Monday.

Jenilee said...

oh that first trip to the ER - oh, let it be the last. ER's are not fun. so glad she is ok!

Candice said...

Oh my Goodness. How scary. I'm so glad she is okay.