September 8, 2012

The Accident

One of the scariest things as a parent is when your child gets hurt. After a great experience participating in Grayson's blessing we were enjoying some good old fashioned Payson weather at a family get together. Gus was swinging on a swing set placed precariously next to a low retaining wall. He decided to swing on his belly and suddenly we hear a loud thud. The swing seat came unhooked from the chain and Gus flew head first into the wall. After being unconscious,  a Priesthood blessing, tossing his cookies, and an ambulance ride for a hospital visit we were given instructions for taking care of a concussion. Apparently a brain injury is just like any other and requires plenty of rest and time. It's crazy how hard it is to eliminate any mental stimulation for a five year old to give his injury time to heal! No TV, music, games, crowds, or playing in general. Thank goodness for Grandpa and Grandma Bowles who pulled out all the stops and hooked Gus up with some low stimulation toys and coloring activities to keep all of our sanity in check.

The Aftermath


Danika said...

Oh my goodness!!!! How scary!!!! Glad he is okay!