Tuesday evening, BB fractured his left femur in what can only be described as a freak accident. While DH and I were eating dinner while sitting on the couch, BB took a flying leap onto the couch. DH grabbed him to keep him from colliding with my plate and fork. Somehow the angle of BB's body, the position of the couch cushion, and the way that DH grabbed BB resulted in BB's accident.
We spent Tuesday evening through Thursday morning at the hospital. BB is in a body cast for the next 6 weeks. He cannot sit up, walk, bathe, etc. This is hard for anyone to do, but especially hard for a previously very active 2-year-old.
DH, of course, feels terrible about the accident, as do I. Since BB is only 2, the ER staff reported it to the police, who in turn contacted DFACS. So between the ER staff, the 2 cops, 1 police detective and the DFACS social worker, DH and I felt like the world's worst parents. As a teacher, I know that any accident with a minor is cause for concern. But seeing how we have never had to take BB to the ER or the doctor for an injury before makes me feel like they overreacted.
To make a long story short, please keep BB, DH, and I in your prayers over the next six weeks. I don't know how often I will be posting, but I will try to keep everyone in the loop. If I don't comment on your blog posts, it's not that I don't care. I am just trying to do only what has to be done, at least this first week or so.