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post #1 of 26
Thread Starter 
Well, it finally happened. Brandon fell off the bed. He's okay, we think. He's already been to the ER and checked out fine. No broken bones or apparent head injuries. But he has been throwing up. I spoke with the drs office and they said that if he throws up one more time we have to take him back. So far so good. He's acting pretty normal otherwise. We (Brent and I) are more upset and traumatized than the baby Kids are so resilient.
post #2 of 26
Poor you

Try to remember that it was bound to happen. No-one gets to 18 without a few bumps along the way.

Sending cheer up vibes.
post #3 of 26
Awww! Poor you and Brent! That is awful! I am sending vibes that everything turns out okay
post #4 of 26
Sending many vibes {{ }} it's always so scary when stuff like that happens.
post #5 of 26
awwwww Brandon It feels lousy doesnt it? so pleased that he is okay. Your right that they are more resilient than we give them credit for.

Jasmine fell down the stairs a couple of days a go (5 steps all carpet). She has done it a couple of times before and never hurt herself. This time she hit the bookcase when she got to he bottom and of course she now has this massive bruise and lump on her head. Poor darling

keep us updated on Brandon please.
post #6 of 26
Amy rolledl off her changer and down the stairs... not in the same afternoon I hasten to add.
Keep an eye on him.
x
post #7 of 26
If this makes you feel better I'll share a story about my mother. My Mom was making something in a big glass baking dish, and for some reason it broke all over the floor of the kitchen. She spent the better part of an hour cleaning it up. Well after she thought that she got it all, she let me back in. Wouldn't you know that I cut my knee on a piece of glass?! I still have the scar.
The moral of the story is: your kids will forgive you. But you have to learn to forgive yourself.
post #8 of 26
Kids are amazing! Kaity and Hannah scared me sooooooooooooooo many times. And, they still do. But, there is an old wives tale that it is actually good luck for a child to fall off the bed before 1 or maybe it was 18 months. I hope he is okay though. being a new parent is scary!
post #9 of 26
That is tuff. I am sure there are going to be more injuries to come. Boys seem to be that way. Especially when they get older. Good luck


By the way he us a very cute baby and so are all of your cats
post #10 of 26
Awwww poor baby!!! I think they're affraid of the throwing up cause it's a sign of a concusion.
Many prayers coming your way.
Kids are alot stronger and forgive you no matter what.
*My son who was 5, got his nose broken by his cousin hitting him in the face with a baseball bat.We took him to the ER for a CT scan to make sure he was ok.Thankfully after a week or so, his bruise went away.
*My daughter who was about 5 tried to stand on a basketball and broke her arm.2 casts and she was all better.
* youngest son fell and put his bottom teeth through his bottom lip and his top teeth through the outside of his bottom lip.
post #11 of 26
Justice was around 18 months old and ended up with stiches in his forehead (19 to be exact) because he was walking across the bed at a friends house and fell and his head on a marble windowsill... He didn't cry not one tear.. But lord I did!
post #12 of 26
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Originally Posted by MamaSquishy
Kids are amazing! Kaity and Hannah scared me sooooooooooooooo many times. And, they still do. But, there is an old wives tale that it is actually good luck for a child to fall off the bed before 1 or maybe it was 18 months. I hope he is okay though. being a new parent is scary!
I may as well be good luck - it's pretty much bound to happen.
post #13 of 26
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Originally Posted by DixieDarlin256
Justice was around 18 months old and ended up with stiches in his forehead (19 to be exact) because he was walking across the bed at a friends house and fell and his head on a marble windowsill... He didn't cry not one tear.. But lord I did!
How macho - think of the stories he will make up for girls in the years to come.
post #14 of 26
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Originally Posted by Satai
How macho - think of the stories he will make up for girls in the years to come.

Oh he does already He will walk right up to someone and lift his bangs to show his forehead and tell the story to EVERYONE and emphasize how he DIDN'T cry... He's almost 9 now and has told the story a millions times...
I rememeber it like it was yesterday when he did it. Gawd it was gory and scary!
post #15 of 26
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the stories everyone they are helping me feel better. We did end up taking him back to the ER because he threw up again. They said nothing was wrong though. Then when we got him home he threw up again. They said it could be a stomach bug. We're still keeping a close eye on him though.
post #16 of 26
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Originally Posted by DixieDarlin256
Oh he does already He will walk right up to someone and lift his bangs to show his forehead and tell the story to EVERYONE and emphasize how he DIDN'T cry... He's almost 9 now and has told the story a millions times...
I rememeber it like it was yesterday when he did it. Gawd it was gory and scary!
Yeah, but in a few years, I'll bet the story gets even better
post #17 of 26
Aww! Poor baby! When I was 12 I was watching my cousin's daughter. She had just started rolling and decided to roll off their couch on me. She didn't cry till I freaked out! Fortunately the couch wasn't too high and she fell on some nice thick carpet. I gave her a bottle and she was happy again. Oh and she is now 12 years old, so she survived just fine too!

She's the one that has also banged her head on a marble dresser top, then laughed (at age 3) and the one (at age 5) who fell off the bed in her sleep, putting a huuuuge hole in the wall, whimpered once, and got back in bed. (she hit it with her butt, not her head. I was in the room.) She still doesn't remember doing that one either. Kids are defiantly resilient.
post #18 of 26
Awww! Best of luck to him...he'll pull through, kids are troopers.
post #19 of 26
There will be so many ouchies and bruises, bumps, scars, cuts, and other nasties...DON'T FEEL BAD!!!! Kids get hurt. Sometimes I wonder how any of us or our children make it past the toddler stage.

If he has a tummy-bug, I hope you can get some rest tonight...give him a squeeze for us.
post #20 of 26
Thread Starter 
Well, turns out he does have a tummy bug. He's sleeping pretty well now but he's not keeping much down except for the Pedialyte, which is good. Poor little guy. Thanks for all the vibes and stories...they helped cheer me up
post #21 of 26
Aww, the poor little dear. I am glad that he didn't get hurt too badly and the bug will be gone soon How old is he? I agree that kids are pretty tough, Marie has already bonked her head countless times falling down and never cried unless I react....or my husband then she cries cause of the attention from us. Otherwise she gets back up and is walking around like nothing happened. Thank goodness our house doesn't have any stairs, so we don't have to worry about that. I grew up with stairs so I fell down them countless times, come to think of it-that was 90% of the injuries that happened to me as a baby/child, but I'm still alive.
post #22 of 26
Thread Starter 
He's 8 months old. He seems to be doing better today. He got a good nights sleep and is acting much better this morning. We have stairs in our house so we will definitely have a few gates going up soon. The cats are gonna love that
post #23 of 26
Awww... what a tough little guy

I hope he gets over the tummy bug soon!
post #24 of 26
One time when I was less than a year I crawled out of my crib and fell to the floor and fractured my skull!!! I'm ok!
post #25 of 26
You poor thing!!! I'm sure it was much worse for you than it was for Brandon! My nephew is notorious for trauma.... just Saturday he was throwing a terrible 2 tantrum wigging out on the floor, and my SIL picked him up and stood him in the corner for a time out, didn't you know it he bit his lip in the process, and when she looked over at him he had blood streaming down his face onto his white shirt! She was almost in tears over it (because it looked really bad mixed with baby drool and he was rubbing it all over with his fingers in his mouth)....I kept saying "hunny you didn't do it." As soon as I took him into the bathroom to spit water into the sink he was fine...he was more than fine, we had to keep spitting for like 10 minutes till he got his fill! This is the same boy that she had to call poison control for on Friday because he got into her pepcid ac's and ate 1.
post #26 of 26
Thread Starter 
What a little handful Aren't kids such an adventure.
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