Some kind of illness is floating around out there.? It strikes quickly, knocks you on your ass for a few days and then you feel better.? Very odd.? It struck me midway through the Vice Presidential debate Thursday night.? It rendered me useless most of Friday and all of Saturday and today I’m feeling pretty decent.? I am assuming the boy now has it or had it right before me or has it again because well… he’s just not himself.? The child rarely throws food anymore, but he does when he’s not feeling well.? I handed him the snack he asked for, I turned around and the child promptly hucked the cup of goldfish crackers at me.? He has been screaming and whining at us all day despite our best efforts to ignore the behavior.? Needless to say the day did not start off good.
Then I had to run out to the fabric store to purchase something for a bag I was trying to finish (should be listed later this week).? While I sat down to look at pattern books my phone rang.? No one calls my cell phone so it couldn’t be good.? Oh buddy, did I not grasp the gravity of how not good that phone call would be.
It was my mom.
“Lisa, Leo’s in the hospital.”
For those of you just catching up Leo is my 3 1/2 month old nephew.
Leo was with a babysitter and the babysitter put him in his car seat and set the car seat on a chair.? A dog ran by and bumped the chair thus causing the car seat to fall with my baby nephew in it.? The babysitter did not rush the baby to the hospital right away because evidently he seemed fine, just a little bruise.? By the time my sister got there there was some swelling on his head and Little rushed her son to the emergency room as any sane person would do when an infant is dropped on their head.? Xrays and MRIs showed a small skull fracture and a slow bleeding on the brain.? The good news is that he’s been moved out of the ICU and he is going for another MRI today (I think) and we are now just waiting to hear the result.
There was an investigation into if this was truly an accident or some kind of abuse.? Fortunately (or not) it was just an accident.
But for now my baby sister is sitting in a hospital with her baby boy hoping that he recovers from this.? And I am sitting helplessly at my house waiting for the phone to ring.
*Latest update: This afternoon’s MRI shows no actual skull fracture, but two bleeds on the brain.? They are keeping him for at least one more night as the tech to read the MRI won’t be in until tomorrow.? For now he’s stable and Little is finally getting some sleep.