I'm working on the fly here, so I hope this makes sense....Alex was hurt in an accident Tuesday night. Alex, Niki and I were going for our nightly walk, John didn't get home in time to go. Alex usually takes his scooter with him and rides along for fun. This Tuesday, though, we didn't get far. Alex was coming back down our hill with his scooter and being Alex, was laughing and zig zagging across the road when he lost control. It all happened so fast, but at the same time, slow motion. He went down hard.
I ran to the top of the hill and turned him over and there was blood everywhere...pouring, not just streaming, off his face and I could see just enough under the streetlight to know his mouth was badly damaged. I picked him up and ran back to the car, yelling instructions to Niki, who had poor Louie on a leash. She finally gave up trying to drag him in and let go of his leash to run in and call Cody down, grab a beach towel and get back to the garage, where I was putting Alex in. She was able to pull and drag poor Louie into the house (he doesn't move very quickly and he really didn't like that his walk was up so soon).
So.....long story short, one long ER visit, one transfer to Children's Mercy downtown, another long ER visit and oral surgery. Alex was AMAZING through it all, such a brave little guy. He didn't break anything other than his tooth--one permanant tooth is missing and the two front ones were forced back into place and are held in by metal bars which are sutured into his mouth. If it sounds painful to us, can you imagine how he feels? We emerged from Mercy at 6am and Alex slept for the long ride back home...thankfully.
He's finally stopped throwing up, I think that part might be behind him. His swelling is going down and just before I snuck away to update, he had eaten some Jell-O and is watching a movie. We have an appointment with our dentist on Tuesday to discuss whether or not he will need root canals on the two front teeth, something that will have to be done within two weeks of his surgery. I'd appreciate it if you would pray he does not--he's been though enough. Niki and Cody (Niki is home) have been absolutely amazing with him, he's so lucky to have a brother and sister who adore him like they do. I have a photo of Cody napping with Alex this morning, I'll upload it soon, hopefully tomorrow....but for now, I need to get back out to the living room. The pictures below are somewhat graphic, they're from early yesterday morning.
He still has a sense of humor, I love this boy!