Saturday, December 19, 2009

Squirrel

Squirrel has been in the hospital here since late Wednesday night when he was brought into the ER by ambulance. He was admitted to the Pediatric ICU with a concussion and hairline skull fracture...now diagnosis has been expanded to include possible whiplash type injury. We will be here at least until he is able to keep a meal down and be up walking around without extreme dizziness and nausea. He started "eating" yesterday...more than just ice chips and has had a bowl of cereal this morning.

We ended up here because he passed out at school on Wednesday afternoon and fell off the stage - about a 3 foot drop. He managed to come down off the top riser but then tumbled off the stage. I did not see this happen...but very thankfully was sitting on my bus in the parking lot waiting for afternoon route to start. I was coherent enough to make sure they got someone to drive my bus route but other than that my focus has been pretty much on him. The choir concert he was involved in practicing for that was scheduled for that night was cancelled immediately.

Time to get off this public hospital computer and get back into his room.

4 comments:

Linds said...

Edith how awful! Thanks so much for letting us know. I am praying for a full and swift recovery for Squirrel. Thank heavens you were there. Take care, and keep us posted if you can. Lots of love.

Apple said...

I'll keep him and your family in my thoughts and prayers. I hope he is well and you are all home soon.

Aussie Therese said...

oh dear. I hope he has a fast recovery. I will keep him and you in my prayers.

Mary said...

Thinking of you.