Saturday, July 21, 2007

Prayers please ...

I sent this out to my team members at both sites and my Dream Team, but just to update the blog readers:

Please send prayers for Ollie. He is 14 and has his first job babysitting a friend of ours. The little boy will be 9 in a couple of months. Anyhow, today was his 2nd time babysitting and I got a call from the mother that the boys had called 911. Ollie had cut himself on some glass and it was bad enough to call 911. I rushed to get there before the ambulance took him. The little boy went to push a paned glass door shut, my son was coming through so he put out his hand to stop the door. His hand went right through the pane. Cut his finger and thumb, but sliced him open on the wrist side about 3-4 inches long and filleted it open about an inch. Barely scraped above the protective coating where the tendons and nerves are. Soooo, one emergency room visit and lots of stitches later, I have him here at home. Ladies, this could have been so very much worse, even deadly. I am terrified beyond belief. Anyhow, the good news is it appears there is no permanent damage. He can move all fingers and make a fist. He's wrapped up and in a splint for now, we take him back to the ER on Sunday for them to look at the wound and make sure everything looks ok. I on the other hand am a complete mess, but trying not to let him see it. I'm super proud of him though, he did everything we've taught him and handled himself very well during the whole thing. First thing he told me when I came rushing in was "I'm ok Mom, don't panic, I'm ok". He still is handling it well and hasn't been upset other than they told him no hockey for at least 2 weeks, maybe more depending on how's he's feeling. I'm a lucky mom with a very lucky boy, praise God it wasn't worse. Pray that he doesn't hurt and heals quickly and that his mom regains some sanity.

It's the middle of the night and he's sleeping well. He had some pain over the evening but a couple of Tylenol took the edge off for him. He's amazing me in so many ways with this whole episode. Me, well obviously I'm struggling with this a bit. God is good though, I know that a very special little guardian angel named Jenn was watching after her big brother yesterday.

We took this picture of him, and we'll take more. We'll have to get some pix of the stitches when we're allowed to change the dressing. We've got to figure a way to shower him later without getting it wet. I think I'll make it easy and at least wash his hair in the kitchen sink.

Hug your loved ones! Hugs from me to all.

5 comments:

dedesmith32 said...

Hang in there Ollie and mom! My prayers are with you!

angmag55 said...

Georgia and family;
My Prayers are coming your way. Thank God it was not any more serious. Angels were watching over him for sure.
Hugs and God Bless

Raylene said...

Georgia, you can shower him (or he can shower himself, heheh) if you cover the splint with a plastic bag and tape it around the top edge. Still he should try to keep it out of the spray, but we do it at the lodge all the time...

Raylene said...

Hey! You can have him in the shower if you tape a plastic bag over the splint...still try not to get it directly in the spray....we shower the seniors all the time this way at the lodge!

Anonymous said...

This is my first visit to your site, and I have gotten caught up on the blog here...lol.

I am glad that Ollie is healing, and I am sure that you are too. As a Mom I can appreciate your anxiety, having gone thru my daughter popping a bone out of her foot recently. I was never more scared in my life. We spend the lives of these children trying to keep them safe and protect them and then something like this happens and we feel helpless. Not a good place to be. But it is ok, and even normal...and luckily passes with time and healing.

From one anxiety ridden Mom to another...BIG HUGS!!!!!

Karr