All of a sudden, out of the corner of my eye, I saw the potted plant come crashing down on my baby. It was like it was in slow motion. Kohen had somehow pulled this plant on top of him and he was pinned between it and the concrete floor. Jason jumped up and grabbed Kohen. I SCREAMED "His HEAD, His HEAD- Let's GO!!!!!!" Kohen had a huge, blue hematoma on his forehead. We were in the car with the flashers on within a minute. We FLEW to the hospital. Luckily it's only about 3 miles from our house. We were speeding and passing cars like crazy. I rode in the back with Kohen, trying to put an ice pack on his forehead. Jason called Christie (my aunt) to see if she knew who might be on duty in the ER. Christie called the hospital and sure enough, we got bumped to the front of the line. The waiting room was FULL, but thanks to Christie's phone call we were in in no time. The nurses were very nice and told us we did the right thing to bring him in. We told them that we were not over protective parents, that Kohen seems to always have a bruise on his head, but NOTHING like this huge knot! Dr. Hudson came in and checked the dilation of his eyes and checked to see if he had blood behind the ear drum. Both were fine, thank you Lord! Since Kohen had not thrown up, that was a good indication that his brain was not swelling. The doctor told us to monitor his behavior to see if anything changed. We also have to wake him up at 1:00 a.m. and 4:00 a.m.
Here is a picture of the plant/plant stand that fell on him:
Seriously, this picture does not do the knot justice! We should have taken a side view picture! It looks flush in this picture, but it's not! He also has a big knot between his eyes (don't know if you can tell from this pic).
Jason and I met in college at Henderson State University. In 2001 we started dating and got married May 31, 2003. I graduated with a BS in Art Education and Jason graduated with a degree in Biology/ Pre-Dental. A month after we were married, we moved to Kansas City so Jason could attend UMKC School of Dentistry. During the four years Jason was in dental school I was an art teacher at one of the best elementary schools in Missouri. I taught grades K-5 and absolutely loved it. We moved back to Arkansas (Conway) summer of 2007. Jason is a dentist in Conway and I am a stay at home mom. I miss teaching so much and will hopefully return to teaching when Kohen gets older. But as for now, I love staying at home with my sweet, sweet baby boy.