Thursday, March 6, 2008

Dang Asthma!!! Dang Swingset!! Leave my little girl alone!

Annalise has had it rough this past week. First she got a cold and that makes her Asthma really get bad, really fast. We ended up in Urgent Care on Sunday and she was coughing so hard, she couldn't breath and she ended up puking on both of us. Nice! They had her do a breathing treatment and that helped immediately. For the next 3 days we've had her on the machine about 4 times a day/night. She's been in our bed every night so we can monitor her breathing. Which in essence means very little sleep for a worried parent. Then, the first day she was actually acting like herself again.......we had the swing set incident!!




So we have this yucky old swing set (as you can see) and if there's too much weight on it, it lifts up. So Lisee had her friends over and the swing set started lifting up. So being a good little friend, she tried to hold the swing set leg down. Well, you can guess what happened next. The set slammed down on her big toe, slicing right into it. I panicked! This is the first open wound I've had to deal with. After rinsing in off and wrapping it up, I called the parents, sent Ava to the neighbors, and left for urgent care. They examined it and sent us to the ER. Three hours later we were FINALLY seen. Her toe looked so disgusting, I couldn't even look at it. They put in an IV, sedated her and stitched her toe back together. She is so strong - She kicked one nurse in the face and almost pulled another ones hair while they put the IV in. It took 4 adults to get it done. It was so sad. Even being sedated, her body would tighten whenever they touched her. After she woke up she said, "I have bandaids everywhere.....Poor Me!" Dang that swing set! Joe is fixing it before any of them can get near it again.
Oh, and we found something interesting about Annalise through this ordeal. She gets gas when she's nervous! :-) Both times at urgent care and at the ER, she had so much gas. I started calling her "My Little Tootty Bootty"! It was pretty funny.
I am so glad it wasn't worse - Imagine what could have happened! So gross. Poor little girl!

12 comments:

Danielle said...

What bum luck!! At least someday she'll have a really cool story to tell about the scar.

tiffany said...

you've had so much hospital trauma lately, do they know you by your first names yet? poor girls, and poor parents!

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brownymama said...

Alisa! You poor mom. You have had an awful couple weeks between Ava and Annalise! Hang in there. It has to get better! Ava is so cute in those pics. She's looking older. Love ya!

thebigcookiefam said...

I am sooo sorry Lisse! I hope you are feeling better.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY ALISA!!!!!!!

Heidi Ann said...

Poor little girlie, when it rains it pours. Were you brave for you frist blood experience? You guys have been busy with your two sick little girls. Please call me if I can watch one of them for you!!

Nichols Family said...

Oh my goodness! What a whirlwind of injuries, etc for your family lately! Oh, I hope both your girls feel better very soon, darn it. How can I help? And Happy Late B-day to you Alisa!

Chelsea said...

Oh sad! its horrifying when they do stitches. A bad memory you never forget! Brayden split his eyebrow open when he was 2. Her poor foot!!! Kosty has been wheezing bad too since the allergies are kicking in. Dangit. I feel your pain. Sorry!

Shanen said...

Ohh man, what a sad couple of weeks for your family. Don't bad things happen in 3's. Are you done yet??? I hope so. Hang in there.

Jamie Young said...

Poor Baby! I can't believe how many ER and doctors visits you've had lately with your girls--enough already! What sad stories, I hope everyone gets back to their healthy normal selves and that it stays that way for a loooong time!

Kari & Justin said...

What a brave girl she is. I still can't believe all that happened to you guys in a matter of days! I'm glad she's feeling better now!

Crystal said...

Poor little thing. I was queasy just reading that. I always panic AFTER the emergency is over...I'm good until I know everything is okay, then I break down in tears. I hope this is the last of the trauma for you guys for a while.