Friday, October 14, 2011

Football Mishap

Guess where we were last night?  If you answered, "Children's Hospital in Chattanooga", you are correct.  Jacob was knocked out while making a tackle during the football game which required a trip to the hospital.  It was determined that he had a concussion, but he will be just fine with a few days of rest. 

Let me just say that I was beyond impressed with the hospital.  The facility was wonderful and the nurses were amazing.  They covered Jacob with stickers and had a great time with him.  This made him much more relaxed for his CAT scan and his x-rays.  They brought him little sprites and everything.  When we first got to the Children's Hospital, he was still a bit disoriented.  All the patients were little and dressed in their jammies.  He sat down beside me and asked me why we brought him there with all the little people.  I assured him he was in the right place.  After spending just a few minutes there, he realized that he was in the right place.  I am so thankful for the care, and for the people who serve in that profession.  I am also thankful for insurance and that my child will be alright.

grace and peace,


Carmen S. said...

Thank goodness no permanent damage! When my son was 16 his foot slipped off the top of a chainsaw when he was starting it (in flip-flops!)He cut down to the bone and I was terrified he'd lose his foot but all turned out fine, glad all ended well with your son too:) Love the stickers;)

Marcy k said...

Oh my, I'm glad he's okay. What a blessing to have nice people taking care of him though. The stickers are a nice touch.

Lois Christensen said...

Wow, scary! Glad he's okay. My son is on the football team, he's a freshman and this is my worse nightmare! Enjoy your weekend, what's left of it!

Shelia said...

I'm thankful that your son is okay. I found your blog a couple of months ago and after reading a few posts I realized we are neighbors...kinda....I'm right down the road in Soddy Daisy.

It's nice to meet you and your family and again, I'm really glad your son is doing well. Children's Hospital really is a wonderful hospital.

Paige said...

Wow! Glad that everything is ok! Are they letting him go back really in just a few days? We were the official concussion neurologist for all the high schools in Maine and if you got knocked out with your concussions, you were out for 2 weeks. No questions asked...

Hope he's feeling better!