I have a 12 year old son, 3B. He’s my pride and joy, mah boy! But, man, sometimes he puts a good scare into you.
I get a call from his mother, The Ex, and she informs me that he hit his head at school. “Jeez,” thinks I, “this boy is the most accident prone human I know.” I do believe this to be true.
About a year and a half ago, he was riding around The Rents’ property and on a scooter (the push kind), without a helmet, when my nephew pushed him down a hill. He couldn’t stop so his brake happened to be his skull against the asphalt. A deep cut in the noggin and strawberries on the arm, shoulder and back were the extent of the stopping. ER trip and then staples it was. Several, in fact.
But, this wasn’t the first one. He was staying with me one night when he was around 6 or 7 and jumped up on a reclining loveseat’s ottoman. The ottoman couldn’t hold his weight and, BAM! He went head first but backward and onto the 2’x2′ tiled floor. He jumps up and says he can’t feel his hands. I heard the thud and it was sickening. I hugged him and told him it would be okay while holding the back of his head. I pulled my hand away and it was blood soaked. I took him to the ER and yep, staples.
He’s a trooper, though. He did whimper a bit both times but still stayed calm and took it like a man. The scariest thing about the scooter incident was when he was sitting in the back seat on the way to the hospital. He kept repeating the same question over and over, including what had happened and where were we going. Then he’d ask if I had called his mother, which of course, I had, while he was in the car with me. Each question was asked about 4-5 times. Scared me. The hospital said he didn’t have a concussion, but I don’t know how he didn’t.
When The Ex took him to the doctor this week, the pediatrician said he had suffered a mild concussion from hitting his head on the door. It had hit close to his scar from the previous time and it was throbbing. Again, scared me.
The good thing is that he’s ALL boy and rambunctious and active. But, he’s gotta lay off the head injuries. I mean, Dude! Just keep me in your thoughts with posi-vibes, Dear Reader.
Until tomorrow, same blog channel…
“If you can lessen the chance of a bad injury by being strong, you have to do it.” – Joel Parkinson