Alrighty, I think sufficient time has passed for me to tell you a little bit about one of the scariest days of my life. Being a mama isn't for the faint of heart!!
The girls, Ellie and a big kid, took the golf cart around the neighborhood, like they do on a daily basis in the summer!! Todd was outside weedeating when the golfcart drove back up from the two girls riding in the neighborhood. When they got back, Ellie was unconscious in the floorboard of the golfcart, with her head near the gas pedal. The friend had to pick her up off the road and put her in the cart to get her home. That is about the extent of the details of the accident. When we got brief moments of Ellie waking up, she had no recollection of anything that had happened to her. We now only know that she hit the asphalt hard enough to fracture her skull.
Ellie was in and out with complaints of a headache. She had nausea and felt dizzy. She just kept saying, "I don't feel good" and couldn't stop crying. She was, at times, WHITE as a ghost!! And her eyes were rolling around in her head, like she couldn't focus on her.... WHEN we MADE her wake up!!
As for the hospitalist in PICU, he was FAB.U.LOUS!! He maintained a nice calm demeanor, was thorough in his explanation, and assured us that actually, Ellie NEEDED to sleep, so her brain could rest. And with that, and vital signs being monitored, I could let her sleep, and rest my brain a little too.
I asked, on Facebook, for anyone who had prayed for my girl to let me know where they were from, as we would be "homebound" (sorta) for the next two weeks, and would need some "chill" things to do. I wanted to pin a map with all the prayer warriors. Well, once I saw various COUNTRIES represented, and the count got over 700, I wasn't so sure we could pin that many!! Any takers on that project?! ha
The neurosurgeon thought we should stay one more night. And so we did.