Blowing out candles looked a little like this:
Then we moved, finally. And it looked a little like this:
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Then there was a little bit of this:
Although this time it wasn't at the beach, it was in our living room, and the landing didn't go over quite as well. Let's just say, Patrick has never been so afraid in his life. Tatum fell out of his arms on the landing, on her back, and her eyes rolled back.
I was called downstairs to the scene. I asked Tatum where it hurt. She pointed to her forehead. Again, she fell on her back so I was a bit worried that her brain had done a bounce on her forehead. She whimpered, but didn't cry much, which is almost harder. But she didn't seem too badly hurt. More shocked than anything, like her Daddy.
Then Tatum fell asleep. Uh-huh. About 5 minutes after the fall. I know, I know. We're not supposed to let them sleep after a head injury. But it was extremely hot, it was around 2:00, and she may just have been truly tired. She slept on the couch while we watched her breathe.
Then she woke up. And vomited. And vomited. And vomited a third time. She wasn't saying much more than a mumbled word here and there.
So Gran rushed over to take Chase, and we went to the ER.
Tatum vomited on the drive over as well.
We got in. It took over an hour to be seen. But in that hour, our tiny little girl became much more like herself. She sang. She spelled words. She went potty. She smiled. She talked on the phone. We had a feeling things were going to be alright.
By the time we were seen, it had been about 4 and a half hours since the fall. She was okay.
Here's a good lesson, besides not throwing your kids in the air anymore, (can I just tell you how utterly scared and terrible Patrick felt?), according to the ER doctor, if your child has a head injury and falls asleep and vomits, it's not necessarily reason enough to bring them in. He said it was more important to go based on their behavior. Are they acting abnormal, which in her case was yes. I'm no doctor, so follow your own gut, but I had always thought falling asleep was a no-no, and then vomiting meant, holy crap, get the kid in NOW. Tough call. We called about 147 doctor and nurse friends and they all said, go to the ER. Glad we did. Even better, that she is just fine.
And here they are, the next day looking, and acting as cute as ever. Thank God.