February 18, 2008

Broken Nose

The weekend went great and I wish I could say that there were not injuries. But, that would be a lie. As we were heading down stairs to load up the vehicle, Maddox fell and broke his nose :-( It broke my heart to see him in so much pain. Poor guy has screamed like he's never screamed before. The terrible part is, is that it was my fault and that makes the pain even worse. He wanted to play with the handle on an ice chest, so I set him down on it. I had my hand behind him (that's usually the direction he falls), and instead he fell forward straight onto his little nose, on tile. A friend drove us to the hospital while Kyle worked on arrangements to get our kids back home. He met us at the hospital and Bonnie ran the kids back home for us. Maddox is now resting soundly. We have some pictures of the big swollen nose, but I'm too tired to upload them right now. They basically can't do anything for his nose other than just let it heal on it's own. They don't think it's crooked, but we won't be able to tell that until the swelling goes down, then at that point they might need to set it properly. We're praying that that's not the case. There is also a possibility that the cartilage is just bruised as well (what we're really hoping for). I'm off to nap while Maddox does since I'm exhausted.


cheryl said...

wow emily! Poor Maddox, I can understand how heart breaking that must of been. Bryce has gotten his first set of boo boos. Two deep scratches one on each eye. I guess we better get used to it...after all we have boys. :)

Anonymous said...

Ohhh... poor little guy! I'm sure that was a horrible experience to not be able to stop him from hitting the ground. I feel so bad for him. Did he get black eyes? sorry..