Wednesday we had a playgroup at the city pool. I was nervous about taking the kids without dad like I usually am, but figured it wouldn't be so bad with Alyssa not with us. I love taking them swimming and playing with them in the pool. My kids love the water.
Well, we weren't there that long when Hayden
did have an accident.....
He was face down in the water for only a short time but he wasn't moving. He was breathing when he was pulled up. He threw up lots of water and he wouldn't open his eyes. When we could finally see them they were very dialated and kept rolling then they would close again. He was pretty blue around the mouth too. I had to go to the lifegaurds to tell them what had happened. Then the girl had no clue what to do!! She had to go get an adult life gaurd to help.
When the paramedics checked his oxygen it was below normal. One said his lungs didn't sound good and the other said they did.
We did take him to the ER and had X-rays done and blood work.
We found out the next day that he did have a lot of fluid in
his lungs and his blood was very diluted and his counts were low.
They transfered him up to Columbia to the children's center.
Here he is getting on the ambulance to be transfered.
These are out of order, but,
He was not happy to get on that stretcher.
By the time I got up to the hospital (they were just over an hour ahead of me.)He had already changed a lot! he was standing up in his bed jumping around and crashing on purpose. He was so happy to see his own pillow and blanket.
The next morning they took more
X-rays and checked his blood.
His blood was normal and his lungs just barely had a trace of something in them. They originally told us we would be there for 2-3 nights. Well, we showed them! They were really surprised how fast he healed.
I am so thankful we were able to give him a blessing and for all of the prayers and support every one gave. I know it really helped in healing him faster.
They were wonderful at this hospital. It was a really nice place, they really made it better for having to be there.
They had toys for him to play with and when he was finally disconnected from all of the machines he had a playroom to go
to and a room full of goodies just for him.
Thanks to all of our good friends who helped and made everything go so smoothly and a lot easier!
It was so hard to see him go through this.
I am so thankful for and love our sweet Hayden so much and I am very glad nothing worse came out of this.