It’s been an interesting few weeks. The Monday before Thanksgiving I went to work like usual. My daughter texted me early that morning around 6:30 or 7 and said she had been throwing up. She thought maybe she would be able to go to school if she didn’t puke again. I told her to wait a while and let me know how she felt. She texted again and had thrown up again so I told her to stay home and I would call the school to let them know she was sick.
Around 9:30 she called me and told me she fell down the steps and had a gash on her chin. I told her I would come home and check on her. When I got home and went down to her room she was bawling. I looked at her chin and it wasn’t bleeding a ton, but there was a gap so I thought she would probably need stitches. She also said she had a severe headache and her left ear hurt really bad. She also said her teeth felt weird. Off to the ER we go. Broken jaw. This means we have to go to Sioux Falls (3.5 hours away) for surgery. The surgery went well and her jaw has to be wired shut for six weeks.
Hello smoothies and shakes and liquid food. Can you imagine? Yuck. Especially at Thanksgiving and Christmas, and New Years. Not fun. I have been making sure she gets protein in all of her food and Vitamin D. She has lost 10 pounds already and she really doesn’t need to lose any more than that.
I thank God that she is okay. It could have been so much worse. Turns out she fell down the steps, hit her chin on the railing and the force from that is what broke her jaw. We have no idea how long she was knocked out. That is really scary to me. She said she woke up on the landing of the steps.
But…the freakiest thing of all…she has to carry wire cutters with her at all times. If she gets sick and has to throw up, she has to cut the wires or she could be in serious danger. Wire Cutters!!!
Tuesday will be two weeks… and life goes on.
Thank God for guardian angels, because she definitely had one that day.