Thursday, July 15, 2010

911

My precious Jazlyn is our wild child. She is going to give this Mama a few heart attacks while we reside under the same roof. She gave me my first one tonight.

I was in the kitchen preparing a cup for milk for each of my angels, when I caught a glimpse that Jazlyn had climbed up on the rocking chair. Just as I told her to get down, Sophia, who was laying in the floor near the rocking chair, put her feet on the back of it and gave it a good shove, which sent Jazlyn hurdling headlong to the floor. She landed square on her head, and her body bent backwards in an in-human way. She started weakly whimpering as I ran and scooped her up in my arms. As soon as I straightened upright, Jazlyn's eyes rolled back in her head and her head flopped backwards. I think my heart stopped beating for a second, and then kicked in to overdrive. I screamed at her and after a few seconds she slowly came-to but her eyes were still twitching. I tested her head by moving my supporting hand just a bit and her head starting falling back again. I also noticed that her lips started turned blue. I was sure her neck was broken, and it crossed my mind that I had just made things worse by picking her up. With adrenaline surging, I flew up the stairs in record time screaming for Papa to call the police. By the time I reached the top of the stairs, she was conscious again and started crying very hard. I laid her flat on the ground and made her lay still. She cried loud and strong for several minutes (music to my ears, folks!) and by the time the EMT arrived about 5 minutes later, she was acting pretty normal again. The incredible EMT checked her out (he was soooooo good with kids and incredibly kind to this frightened mama). He concluded that she had probably just lost consciousness for a few seconds, but reassured me it was the right thing to do to call and get her checked.

She is doing totally fine now, but I'm still recovering...

6 comments:

erin said...

Praise the Lord she is ok. I wept while reading this...and I knew that if you were blogging about it, she must be fine, but still.
I'm still recovering, too.

Jodi said...

Oh Naomi! That sounds like a complete nightmare! I am so thankful it all turned out ok.

Anonymous said...

How scary!! I cried, too, while reading this and am so thankful Jazlyn is ok.

Sarah

Jamie said...

That's it, I'm quitting motherhood right now while we're still ahead! I cannot imagine how traumatizing that must be! So very glad you're doing okay!

The Dillard Family said...

Oh my goodness!! I am so glad little Jazlyn is ok. I cried like a baby when I read this! As an almost mom... I understand how you must have felt. I hope you feel better soon as well! :)

Jen

Kara Jo said...

Reading this about gave me a heart attack myself. I can just feel that Mama Bear fear you felt as you witnessed her fall and rushed to pick her up. I bet it took the rest of the night for your adrenaline to calm down--at least it would have for me. So so glad she is okay.