We have our first black eye!
As we are sitting at dinner last night Jake had a seizure which resulted in a cut and a black eye.
As awful as it might seem, all Matt and I could do was look at each other and laugh, while repeating, again..."Are you kidding me?!"
You see, and some of you may remember, the gash on his check that has now left a nice "v shaped" scar. He got that gash, sitting on the floor, while wearing his helmet. In an effort to prevent injuries, a while back we started having picnics on towels in the family room, as to avoid falls from the table. one afternoon, for snack, we gave Jake a small plastic bowl full of grapes and sat him on the "picnic table", donned with the helmet. he had a seizure, his face fell forward, the helmet broke the bowl, his check followed the path of the helmet, hit the exact point of the where the bowl had split, resulting in the "v shaped gash."
We thought we had taken every precaution to prevent injuries, but apparently not.
The black eye and eye gash is a similar experience.
We graduated Jake to a booster seat strapped to a chair, so we can again eat dinner as a family. I made sure to strap Jake in,move his chair away from the table, in the case he did have a seizure, his head would not hit the table. Jake did have a head drop seizure last night. usually he snaps right back with us, and in a matter of 2 seconds he is on his way. Last night he continued to cry. We could not figure out what he was crying for. Taking a closer look, I observed a bloody circle just under his eye. The circle was approximately the size of a straw opening.
yes, you got it! His face fell right onto his straw, in his cup, on his tray.
Resulting in.....a gash and a black eye.
We are VERY thankful this is the worst we have to report and continue to appreciate all the prayers of support and thoughts.
Meanwhile, the comedy, that is The Peters' house, continues.
God Bless~ Christine
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