So You Know That Kiddo Who Had Her Cast Removed Last Friday?

MY VIEWS | | January 16, 2011 at 10:00 pm

Yes, the same 3 year old kid that sported that cast for 3 weeks – all during Christmas and New Years. I was counting down the days to the cast being removed so that I could at least put on a winter jacket that would fit, after already forgoing any events that may stress the situation – bye-bye sledding. I even moved our New Year’s stay at The Four Seasons Hotel since swimming and other activities would have been a challenge. I was so excited when Friday when the cast came off, that even warnings from hubby to take it easy fell on deaf years. I could actually put her own clothes on, and she could sit properly in the bath. The next day we left for The Four Seasons and those hands fared her well in swimming and making cookies.

And then Tuesday, it happened. Yes, the same Tuesday that we had that snowstorm with over 1.5 feet of snow – she does pick her days.The daredevil kiddo is known to walk on surfaces which make my heart skip a beat on a daily basis. Both hubby and I looked as she (purposely) stepped on the edge of a booster seat on the floor, it topple and she hit her head on a glass and metal table. We picked her up and there was blood. It looked like her eye or maybe next to it – we could not tell for sure as there was so much blood.

We panicked and knew we had to take her in. Fleeting thoughts in hubby’s head were that he only cleaned a bit of the driveway. He ran out to pick up the pace as he knew time was of the essence. There was no way any emergency vehicle could come as the circle on which we lived had not even been plowed (Grrr!). We decided to take her to a local hospital, one that she had been to a year ago when she knocked her head on a table in a Barnes and Noble store (I know what you are thinking – all this on a 3 year old?) and needed stitches on her head.

No sooner had hubby pull out of the driveway he found himself stuck in the snow. Luckily he had a shovel to dig his way out (no thank you to some neighbors who watched with shovels in hand and did not offer to help). I decided to stay home with my older kid since I felt being in the ER would become a 3 ring circus with them both there. Somehow he made it out and though our roads were not shoveled yet, he did make it to the hospital. 3 stitches later and a some princess stickers and she was on her way home.

Stitches come off tomorrow, yet I need to work on the scar for the next 6 months. The question is, what will she get up to next?


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    Lisa says:

    You’ve got yourself a spunky little one. Some kids are way more active than others. My youngest I’d definitely the active one compared to my older two and she scares the heck out of me sometimes. Maybe you should buy her a helmet. Lol Take care Niri!

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    Yeah it seems some kids are just like that. I have a friend with twins – IDENTICAL twins – but one is the more adventure and accident prone by far. Really, she’s been to the ER with him at least half a dozen times in his 7 years. He has a scar on his forehead a la Harry Potter (running in pre-school classroom lead to head slam into desk corner), has broken his arm, etc. etc.

    It seems he just has less impulse control and less awareness of where his body is in space than his twin. At least the scar makes it easier to tell them apart.

    So sorry things keep happening for your girl. Hope things get better soon. It sucks to be a frequent flier in the ER.

    Also, as I think this is my first comment in 2011? Happy New Year!

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    Sky says:

    Oh, Niri…if it’s not one thing, it’s another with her! She’s so darn cute (and brave!)

    Hugs to you my friend, I don’t know how you do it…my heart would be in overdrive!

    See you next week!

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    I couldn’t believe this news when you told us on FB last week. Sounds like she is accident prone. I hope you can catch a break for a LONG while!

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    So scary when these things happen to a little one! Hopefully, she’ll outgrow it :) Hope she’s better!

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    Jamie says:

    I am so so glad she is OK and they made it to the ER! Miss A had a similar cut near her eye a few years ago after falling off playground equipment at her daycare. The scar is barely visible now but that is a very frightening place to have an injury!

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    Iselda says:

    HI you may not know me but i know all about you jennisha and i are really good friends i lie we like family i spoke to you vai skype a few tyms i hope you dont mind me posting on here as this was the only option i was given, im 22 and expecting my 1st baby so i just wanted to know if you have any pointers for me i would really appreciate it thanks Iselda Reddy.
    p.s this is all the way from phoenix in durban south africa

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