Scary Day

Originally, I was to be posting about an average day in my life.  Camila at Effortless Style has me participating in the  "In Her Shoes" feature today.  While writing that post I thought "Wow, my life is pretty much the same everyday", I even joked about "Groundhog Day".  Boy, do thoughts have a way of biting you in the ass.  I learned a huge lesson yesterday. Normal is perfectly fine. Boring is good, great actually.  Sorry, I am just really shook up and grateful and a jumble of emotions.

I am recovering from a very scary day yesterday.  My little one Joe took a header down a tall, steep flight of stairs while visiting with his 2 year old cousin.  They were hugging at the top of the stairs and lost their balance.  He took the brunt of the fall with his head, and actually helped break most of the fall for his cousin (he is a gentleman after all). They are both doing well, but was that horrifying.  He had to be 
back boarded and ambulanced to the hospital.  
I actually have a picture of this because he was freaking out about the apparatus they were putting on him and wanted to know what it was. The EMT suggested a photo to show him. 
 Don't really think that helped.


We spent the afternoon having him monitored.
 Thomas was so sweet and concerned for his little brother.  My heart melted as I watched him rubbing his arm while they watched cartoons...
I saw just how big a bond they have.

I have to thank the response team in Rowley, MA and everyone at Anna Jaques Hospital.  They were so fantastic, and helped take the drama down several notches.  

Joe is doing much better today, a little banged up but ready to play... which we will be doing from the couch.  He told me this morning he doesn't like going to the hospital. Me neither!


I on the other hand am still in brain disconnect, processing. 
(ex: I filled the coffee pot twice, flooded my counter, went to grab everything in the floods way and knocked my phone into a pot of water this morning)

My brain is spinning on being so thankful that everything is going to be OK.  A story about a little girl that vanished from the beach in Rockport came on while I was sitting with Joe in the hospital.  I have not been able to get her story out of my head.  I feel so badly for her family and what they are going through. It made this entire experience so much more insignificant and significant at the same time, and only emphasizes how lucky we were.  I have my son to hold ( a little closer now), he is going to be fine. 

Also, its those little boring moments, the re-runs of our lives, that we take for granted.
Wishing you a safe and happy weekend.  I am going to be spending it a little slower for once.

xo
Danika


34 comments:

My Crafty Home Life said...

Oh my word, this brought tears to my eyes. So glad he is going to be fine. This is a reminder to all of us.

Dana Frieling@ Make Them Wonder said...

So glad he's okay. What a terrifying experience! The sweet touch of a brother...priceless and precious. Makes my heart melt.

Design Esquire said...

I am so glad he's doing okay. I live in the Boston area, and the story about the little girl from Rockport has also stuck with me. I feel so horrible for her family.

I hope you have a recuperating weekend, and I'm glad that everyone in your family is on the mend. Christine

Brandi@ Flights of Whimsy said...

I can't imagine what that must have been like. Joe is a trooper and how sweet of his brother to take care of him. Have a wonderful weekend with your family!

Liz @ It's Great To Be Home said...

How terrifying, I'm so glad he's going to be okay!

Chedva @Rooms and Words said...

Sounds like a terrifying situation! What abrave little boy he is (and they're both so adorable!). Thank God for boring days, huh? xo

Chedva @Rooms and Words said...

Sounds like a terrifying situation! What abrave little boy he is (and they're both so adorable!). Thank God for boring days, huh? xo

Carrie @ Hazardous Design said...

Gosh, what a scary ordeal. I'm so glad to hear Joe's going to be okay and that things will be back to boring old normal before you know it.

Bromeliad said...

Please pass on a hug and a tickle to Joe.

Sarah said...

Wonderful to hear he's okay. A scary reminder of how precious life is. On another note. Putting phones in a bowl of uncooked rice takes all the moisture out!

Jenny B. said...

You made me cry, part tears of scary recognition of the fragility of life, and part that sweet picture of your boys together. Here's to a wonderful weekend for your family.

Laurie Jones said...

Your poor baby, that picture is just pitiful. :( I'm so glad he's ok and you're right as women we seemed to think everyone around us are out there doing more important things then us and we are hard on ourselves for the day in and day out but what goes on in our family is the most important thing and the thing that matters! I'm so happy your son is going to be ok!! Have a great weekend and enjoy the normal!!

Elizabeth said...

So scary! I am glad that he is alright - kids are so strong. Spend all day loving on him!
xoxo -e (modern24seven)

Danielle {freshquince} said...

Oh my God Danika...I saw the pic and almost lost it. I'm so sorry that had to happen, but am thrilled that all is okay...what a strong little man you have! xx Danielle

Heather Peterson said...

terrifying. We have a HUGE staircase and my little one took to sleeping right at the top edge. Sometimes we didn't even know she was there. Finally, inevitably, she fell. But somehow she woke herself up and stopped herself only one or two steps down. It made s realize how very, very lucky we are.

So glad your boy is okay. He will probably get over it faster than you will. Take care of yourself, too.

Heather
loveyourspace.blogspot.com

kayce hughes said...

so glad everything is OK!

LindsB said...

omg I am so so sorry you had to have a non-boring day now! What a scary awful thing to have to go through!! I am so happy to hear that Joe is ok and that he will be back to normal soon!

kelleyp said...

thank God that all is ok! sounds beyond terrifying.
have a restful weekend
Kelley

Jordan - Queen of LA! said...

that photo of your two boys is breaking my heart! so glad he is okay. wishing you all a calm, safe, quiet weekend!!!

Katie Waddell said...

:( Days like that are SO hard, so sorry you guys had to go through that! (We had a scary day like that not too long ago.) Definitely makes you realize how easy it is to take things for granted. So glad that he and his cousin are alright!

Kara said...

Happy to hear everything is ok!

Jessie said...

What a terrifying situation! I am glad he's doing okay now. How sweet is his older brother.

Jessie
www.mixandchic.com

Lindsey Suggs said...

So glad he's doing okay. What sweet boys you have! I hope you all have a RELAXING weekend.

beautiful square feet said...

What a horrific day for you. I'm so glad he's doing well now and that he got off relatively unscathed. I hope you manage to get some rest too and I'm sure before too long the 're-runs' in your mind will stop. The picture of the children together is so so sweet. Hope you all have a good weekend together. Take care.

ROOME said...

its the little things that count in our lives so often we forget this and want more...take time out to smell the roses even the boring ones (we are all guilty of overlooking these)...be happy!x

Vickie H. said...

WOW! So glad both children are going to be fine. I wept as I read!!! So incredibly terrifying!!

Jean @ Flower Hill said...

Your boys are beautiful and so glad your little one is going to be OK! Sometimes we need to take a moment to truly appreciate what we have. Enjoy your weekend with your family!

Kathy said...

Danika, I am so glad he is ok. You must have been so scared. I just have to tell you that photo where his brother is rubbing his arm made me cry. They are so precious.

Sanity Fair said...

What a little trooper! SO glad he's OK. What a horrible scare.
-SF

melanie said...

I am so sorry things have been wild around you. Thankfully all is begining to calm down for you. Your boy and you are in my prayers...In hopes all remains well! =) BTW...You deserve a break!

Sharon@house58blog.com said...

This just left a sick pit in my stomach. You must have been off the reservation. I am so damn glad he did not suffer extensive injuries! And, what sweet boys together...I love it.

therelishedroost said...

Oh my god, I remember when my now 17 year old daughter did that when she was 14months old.. I feel your pain, it just brought back that heart stopping feeling! I am glad to see that he did fine!

Home Refiner said...

I am new to your blog but can I just say, this really touched me. Life is so precious! I am so happy that all of you are doing fine. It is moments like this that remind all of us to be grateful for what we have.

Thanks for sharing.

SHERRY HART said...

So scary...I doubt your blood pressure will come down for a while with that little episode. Kind of makes paint colors seen a little insignificant huh? Whew.

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