Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Sad Day!

My poor Jace had a very rough day yesterday! He started off by smashing his thumb in the door of our linen closet taking off the skin by his nail bed. He has been so sad and thinks he can't use his thumb anymore cause it will hurt and make it so much worse.

He got over it quickly cause he was so excited to go to school for his Christmas program. He has been practicing his songs for some time now and was real excited for us to come and watch. We were getting ready to go to his program when I got a call from the school. They told me that Jace had fallen and bit his tongue. I went to go get him thinking it wouldn't be that bad, cause he tends to be a little dramatic about things. This is what I saw! My poor little guy bit through his tongue!

His teacher said he was rocking back and forth in his chair and she had just finished telling him to sit still so he wouldn't get hurt, and as she turned around and was walking back to her desk he fell forward and hit his chin on the table and bit his tongue.

The nurse advised me to take him the Dr.'s office and tell them it was a school emergency. Our Dr. said that he would most likely need stitches and that he would need to go to the ER to do it so they could put him under and monitor him through it all. We got there around 2:00 and we didn't leave until about 8:30. Jace was such a trooper the whole time. He didn't even cry when they gave him his IV. That is huge for Jace!

Here is a picture of him while he was waiting for a room in the OR to open up. Isn't he so cute?!

They said his tongue would swell pretty good in the next couple of days, but that he should recover just fine! I'm not sure exactly how many stitches he has, but they had to do a few on the bottom, some in the middle, and there are at least 8-10 on the top.

He was very sad to have missed his Christmas program, but his Aunt Kristi told him that when he gets better that he and Brynn can sing the songs for us and she will video them so we can all watch it together. He is very excited about that and even with a swollen tongue has been practicing the songs for us. It is so cute and so hard not to laugh.

A huge thanks to all for your calls and texts! It means a lot. I guess several kids in Jace's class went home and told their moms that Jace fell and almost bit his tongue off!
And a very special thanks to Joe and Kathy Bushman for traveling to Showlow in the storm to pick up Connor and watch him for us the whole time. You guys are awesome and we really appreciate your friendship! Love you all!

10 comments:

Russel and Marcie Sipes said...

Poor, Poor buddy. I just felt sick when Riley told me about it. I was really hoping that it was "not that bad" but that is pretty bad. And of course on the program day. So sad.

Tiffany said...

OOOOHHHH SO SAD!! I hate when they get hurt! Poor baby! Good luck with the swollen tongue. That picture made my heart hurt!

Wahls said...

darn it! i sure hope he gets feeling better! are you in st. johns for christmas? we will have to make a visit or something! Hope you guys have a Merry Christmas!

Chlarson Family said...

He is so cute! I'm glad that he is doing better. Let me know when he is up for a performance. We can do it this weekend if you want?

Mel's Family said...

Sorry to hear about poor Jace. Good thing kids are so quick to recover!!! Hope everything is still going well.

Michelle Ashton said...

OUCH!! The poor kid! That makes my eyes water just thinking about it. Give him LOTS of ice cream!!

Lopeman CEO said...

I'm sad to say that I totally enjoyed Jace and his swollen tongue. I still laugh out loud every time I think of him singing Feliz Navidad with his lisp...SO DAMN FUNNY! That alone is worth a 6 hr hospital visit. Love you guys

Tiff Hunt said...

I want to hear him talk with a swollen tongue! I am so sorry that he did that! It is no fun being hurt! I sure love you guys!

Layla said...

YIKES!!! Poor kid! But would you hate me if I request Feliz Navidad, too? That would be good... Hope he's doing better, though.

Clay~Tansey~Cade said...

Oh my goodness! He is such a tough guy. That just makes my heart hurt looking at that picture.
Merry Christmas!