Maddie Rae Gotcha Day

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

911, We have an EMERGENCY!!!

We are back in the USA, and we got back to our hometown one night ago. The next morning Jon left for Boston, and I was preparing for the boys to go to their grandparent's house so that I could stay here and work on the house. The apartment we are staying in had glass top tables in it, and Jon thought to remove the coffee table from the room before he left. We had just had lunch when Jonah sat down on the end table to pick up a toy and it immediately shattered and he fell through the glass. I screamed, picked him up, and quickly realized that the left side of his face was basically hanging open. I ran for my phone, dialed 911, screamed for them to send an ambulance, and then tried to stay calm so that Jack, Jonah, and Maddie Rae wouldn't be more panicked. My sister came to get Jack and Maddie Rae, and Jonah and I had an exciting ride to the hospital. He had surgery at the hospital to close the laceration, and he did amazing. He never cried one time. They put in his IV, picked up his skin, cleaned the wound, and messed with him all over and he never even shed one tear. They were able to stitch together the muscle internally and the skin externally, but he will probably have one heck of a scar for a while. Ah, parenting is not for the faint of heart!! I'm attaching the "after" picture because the before would probably make you completely sick!

4 comments:

Michelle said...

Oh, my word!!! What a welcome to the U.S. for poor Jonah and for you!!
Wow...what a brave little guy he is! I am so sorry this happened and pray for speedy healing. Poor baby!!!!!

Raegan said...

How is he today? Poor Kid!

Rebekah said...

I can't imagine how terrifying that must have been, Retta. I'm glad Jonah's ok though!

Absent that, I hope your transition back to the US is going well. I'm looking forward to catching up with you when we're both more settled!

Elkan Ho said...

Strong boy, Jonah!