My bouncingTigger is not bouncing….

Whew! (with a swipe of the brow) we made it thru this crazy week, kids are still sleeping and will probably sleep for the rest of the day into tomorrow. Fair week always brings great memories, hard work, early mornings, lots of playing, lots of late nights.

This week we started out with a bit of, as my sister said, “fair just wouldn’t be fair without something to make THIS fair memorable”. Jordan did that for this one starting right at the beginning of the week.

Monday, we were outside and Jordan was on a pogo stick, fell  back on the back of his head, on concrete. Oh yes, it hurt…..I knew he had probably gotten a concussion. He slept with us so that I could wake him up thru the night. He slept thru the night but the next morning he was throwing up. I called our doc early as I was already driving to his office,  he told me to come in and I said,” I’m already here” (after having to stop twice to throw up on the side of the road just getting there)

He sent me right to a CAT scan. Doctor called me shortly afterwards to tell me that he had a 6 inch skull fracture from the spot where he hit down to cerebellum. THIS is why his neck hurting sooooo bad.  I couldn’t believe it. What do I do with him? Lay low, no bouncing around, running etc. Ok, this is Jordan we are talking about, he hasn’t ever walked a day in his life he only knows how to run.

Right after coming out of the scan!

Jordan got an MRI on Thursday which showed no bleeding but two significant brain bruises. Double concussion. The MRI, I didn’t know going in, but the the seven technicians who were in there had bets that he couldn’t make it past 15 minutes in the machine before he had to come out. He had to be in there for 30 minutes to get the pictures that they needed to have. I went in with Jordan and rubbed his leg and talked to him, thru the window the tech gave me the sign ‘five more minutes’  and all the techs came around to watch his last five minuites. They all clapped when he was able to do it. He had to be so still he couldn’t even twitch an eyebrow. Right before going in he was nervous and was breathing deep and the tech told him not to to even breath deep.  I was so proud of my bouncy little Tiger to be able to lay so still for such a long time. I just wanted to EAT HIM UP when we got out of there.

This is the same day we are hauling animals into fair. Brayden went right out and got Jordan’s stroller out and pressure washed it all up so that this was going to be his ‘getting around rig’ for the fair. It’s been retired for several years, out it comes for the fair week.

Sitting with Meme at the fair watching Layton show his animal. Jordan kept this shaved ice place in business, he loved them.My Mom helped tremendously when I had to be at the fair at 6:30 in the morning to clean stalls. She kept Jordan home and they had a slow morning before coming. I know this helped him lay low.

For the most part he is doing well. He feels very left out in many of the things the kids are doing, feeling left behind because he doesn’t WALK as fast as everyone else, this is why he ran! His head hurts pretty good by the end of the day. But I am overly grateful that this is the extent of symptoms so far from this trauma to his little sweet head.

You know, the Lord knew all along and put people in place to pray way before I knew. I had a call from a friend for many years but distance kept us out of  touch. He called because the Lord had placed me and family on his mind to pray. He said he didn’t know what the circumstances were but wanted me to know that the Lord had directed him to pray. I told him what was going on and we thanked the Lord for placing him in a place to intercede on our behalf.  God is good!

God, He knows, He cares, He gives good gifts, He is a miracle working God…..


August 6, 2012 - 7:07 pm

Shauna - Brave Brave Tigger!! So glad he is healing up! WHew – what a week!

August 6, 2012 - 9:08 pm

Brandee Shafer - Oh my word. I can’t even imagine myself in this scenario; I would’ve had a complete come-apart. I know you’ve got to be so tough, four boys in. My son is very gentle, quiet, indoorsy, etc., and he’s never broken a bone, required stitches, or injured himself in any sort of significant way. This is all about God’s knowing me. My son did sustain a small, straight cut between his eyes, once; it didn’t require stitches but bled profusely. I took one look at him and started screaming louder than he. My brother ran in the room, grabbed up my son, and helped me sit down before I fainted. Again: God’s provision. I’ll be praying for your sweet boy. Will the fracture heal itself? And how long will it take?

August 6, 2012 - 9:09 pm

Brandee Shafer - P.S. I love your updated photos in the header and margin! You’re so pretty!

August 7, 2012 - 1:06 am

Tawnya - Awww he is such a good boy:). So proud of him. So glad he is ok.

August 7, 2012 - 5:19 pm

Jenay - Bouncy Tiger will get his bounce back soon and he will bounce stronger than ever. I’m proud of him and proud of you for enduring such a week!!! Good job mama of boys!!!!

August 7, 2012 - 10:34 pm

Rachel Jean - Oh my goodness, Marlece, your poor little guy! What self-comtrol he had to sit through that MRI! Will be praying for his recovery! I’m so bummed we missed the fair, Max even reminded me! Hopefully we can hook up soon!!

August 7, 2012 - 10:49 pm

Pamela - So thankful it wasn’t worse. What a week for the both of you.

August 7, 2012 - 11:07 pm

Amy Sullivan - Look at your new profile pic, you pretty thang!

Okay, geeesh! Falling off a pogo stick? That sounds as if it is something that would happen at my house. Fair or no fair, it sounds like a busy week.

August 8, 2012 - 9:27 pm

Brandee Shafer - How’s our little thunder britches doing?

August 8, 2012 - 11:51 pm

marlece - Brandee, I love you, you are so awesome…..he is doing good. Try to keep this kid down is a tough job but he is doing well. Thanks for asking, you are a friend, this makes me smile

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