photo credit: Sherri McLeod
My son and I fell down the stairs yesterday. Well, I fell down the stairs while holding him. I don't know how he got hurt because I held onto him the entire time so he sort of just went with me (I fell backwards onto the stairs, not so much down the stairs, more so I fell while walking down the stairs). So he didn't really fall. I fell. But I, of course, held onto him the entire time.
Anyway, still, I don't know what happened. I was busy falling and holding on to him, so I didn't see HOW he got hurt. But he did. He was crying (he never cries). So I called my husband and he came home and took us to the ER. Long story short, he may or may not have a broken leg. They took an x-ray; but it didn't show anything. Yet he won't put any weight on the leg (the dr. said often x-rays don't necessarily show a break in babies).
But today he has crawled around a bit. He tried to stand too. But his leg wouldn't hold him and he cried and I rescued him and read him stories. I sort of feel like a bad mommy. I don't know how I fell. I know I slipped. But I don't know how I slipped. The stairs aren't slippery. And in case you are wondering, I wasn't wearing heels (thank goodness, or I would totally blame myself).
Anyway, we are praying that he heals fast. The dr. said that babies heal really fast and he might even be okay by Monday. He has sort of a tensor bandage thing on his leg right now. My poor baby.
He was such a trooper in the hospital. He would cry terribly, but then I would carry him around a bit and he would calm down. So he didn't cry the whole time. But it was on and off. So all the people around us cast us such pitying stares and looked sorry that they felt so bad for themselves when there was this poor little baby hurt (at least I imagine that's how they were feeling).
I think if he would have cried incessantly people would have been less sympathetic. But no, he was a brave little boy and garnered all sorts of sympathy.
I thought I would let you all know. He is napping sweetly right now. He is also pretty happy so long as he doesn't try and stand.
ps. he appears to be feeling MUCH better now. So it mustn't have been a break. Just a twist, or something. I don't know. I'm not a doctor. All I know is my baby is crawlin' around like the little maniac he is!!! :-D