Wednesday afternoon the kids were sitting at the counter getting ready to eat lunch and Abby fell off her stool and hit her head (hard) on the tile floor. I helped her calm down and she sat down to eat. About 20 minutes later she said “I can see two of everything…” and then, “everything looks blurry!”
The alarms started going off in my head… I held up my fingers and she consistently counted more fingers than I held up. I called the pediatrician and rushed her to their office. By the time we got there Abby was pretty miserable. After she threw up, the doctor told us we needed to go to the ER to have a CAT scan. Johnny was working in New Jersey and couldn't get home for a few hours. So I dropped the boys off at a friend’s house, arranged for someone else to pick Lila up from school and headed to the ER.
Luckily the CAT scan was negative and by that point she had perked up a bit. They diagnosed her with a concussion and sent us home with instructions to take it easy.
So once again we headed to the pediatrician. Alex slept (a concerning, scary sleep) the whole way there.
Alex, sleeping in the car on the way to the doctor holding the classic “throw up bowl”
When Johnny abruptly left work in the middle of the day again for the 2nd time in 3 days, his co-worker joked that you typically can only use the concussion excuse once a week to take off early. My mom said the doctors will probably think we were making up "excuses" too and decide to call social services on me!