January 12, 2011

When Accidents Happen . . .

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Last night there was an accident in our house.

My sweet Ollie boy was fiddling around while I made dinner in the kitchen.  As I bent down to reach a pot on the bottom shelf of our island I heard a thunderous crash and then immediate terrified screaming. I jumped up to see my baby pinned under our huge filing console.

He had opened all three filing drawers at the same time and the weight of the files made the entire piece of furniture top heavy enough to topple over.  His sweet foot {the one with the twinner toes} was trapped.  I extricated him as quickly as possible, but the damage was already done.  He was hysterical.  His foot was blue and swelling. And I felt helpless.

We’ve spent the morning at the doctor’s office, the radiologist’s office and now we wait to see if we’ll also journey to the pediatric orthopedist’s office.

Ollie is happy this morning, albeit limping around not bearing weight on the injured foot. I am praising God that it wasn’t his head or torso that got pinned. And I am cursing a really stupid piece of furniture which now lies in pieces on the floor, never to be a filing cabinet again.  Good riddance.

***UPDATED TO READ:

The foot is fractured.  We are headed to a pediatric orthapedist in Maryland.  Such. Serious. Suckage.

17 comments:

Kasey said...

Oh Sweet Ollie. Darn accidents! Hang in there Momma!

TracyS. said...

I am so sorry for you and Ollie and hope for the best.

christy said...

Poor, sweet Ollie. Hopefully, he'll be be on the mend soon. Dinner is always my least favorite time of the day because Claire is always wanting to be held or into something naughty. I'm always afraid of accidents like these. Keep us posted.

Apis Melliflora said...

Hoping you have answers and peace of mind by the end of the day. Ollie, love your super foot.

MelancholySmile said...

Oh, I think I know how you feel! I've spent at least one too many anxious afternoons in a Doctors office, wishing I could turn back time and 'save' my child from the mishap. Hang in there!

Digiscrappy said...

Poor little Ollie! I hope his foot is good as new soon!

Stacey Gerlach Moe said...

Sounds scary, but glad that he is up and moving about. Hope you get good news from the doc!!

squeezeme said...

Oh little Ollie! I just said a little prayer for you to heal quickly! Keep us posted about his little foot. You are motivating me to remove the "tippy" pieces I have in my own home.

Tracie said...

Oh that's got to be a terrifying, heart-wrenching series of sounds and images! You poor thing! I hope all goes well with the doctors!

Jessie said...

So sorry to hear about little Ollie! I hope the doctors take good care of him and you can remain calm and collected through it all! No matter how hard we can try to keep our little curious toddlers out of harm's way...it is impossible to be everywhere at once. I'll keep Ollie's widdle foot in my prayers :)

Emily said...

Poor Ollie! I hope his foot heals fast. Furniture falling on my children is one of my worst fears. I'm so sorry you had to experience that.

Linda said...

Oh, no! This is dreadful. Poor dear Ollie. Poor you. I want to hug you both. You must not blame yourself. These crazy things can happen right before our very eyes. Believe me. I know it for a fact. May both you and Ollie be on the mend.
Love,
Linda

Aiketa said...

Poor Ollie boy! That breaks my heart! I hope he has a easy and fast recovery!

brendag said...

So sorry to hear about Ollie. Best to you and him in the coming days and weeks.

The Queen Vee said...

Oliver is a tuff resilient little boy, and so is the file cabinet. (although it's not a little boy) They will both heal and mend, just so grateful that one little boy was mendable.

Stacey Gerlach Moe said...

Oh, no. So sorry to hear that his foot is broken. Does he have to wear a cast?

Tobi said...

So sorry to hear this. I'm praying for you family and especially for little Ollie.