Kids Make Me Crazy...and Worried

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  1. emievil profile image77
    emievilposted 8 years ago

    Well one kid in particular, my almost three-year old niece. Her mother (my sister) is working in another country and she left her daughter to my husband and me to take care of till she comes back. So, she's with us for over a year already and she calls us Mommy and Daddy.

    Okay, so what's the point of this post (actually rant). We were having lunch just over 3 hours ago. She got her little chair so that she can stand on it, reach the sink and wash her hands. Unfortunately, she did not arrange the very chair well and ended up with the back of her head banging the (cemented) floor! And I was right beside her and wasn't able to stop her falling! She was screaming in pain and I was panicking and we immediately got ice cubes for an ice pack to put at the back of her neck. It made me a little bit crazy and worried because she was in pain and I was frustrated, helpless and a little bit stupid for not being able to stop her from falling!

    Right now, she's asleep and we were told to watch her for 3 days for any signs of unusual sleepiness and vomiting.

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      cosetteposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      poor little darling. i am glad you are keepig a close watch on her. even when you are inches away, stuff just happens. i hope she (and you) feel better soon sad

      1. emievil profile image77
        emievilposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks cosette. Think it frightened me more than it hurt her. She seems to be okay but we're still watching her for any signs of trouble.

    2. Wendi M profile image78
      Wendi Mposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Just make sure you keep an eye on her.  She should be alright...children are very resilient!

      1. emievil profile image77
        emievilposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        I'm beginning to realize that. I think it's us adults who are less resilient smile. Thanks Wendi.

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    sarah dawkinsposted 8 years ago

    It's the next 24 hours that are the most important.  You need to watch for complaints of
    head and neck pain
    becomes difficult to console
    problems with balance, dizziness
    twitching of the limbs when asleep
    blood or clear fluid coming from nose, ear or mouth
    unequal pupils
    seizure
    vomiting - more than 2-3 times
    loss of bladder or bowel control (assuming that she has already got it)
    slurred speech or not making sense

    If any of these occur, please take your niece to a hospital for a check up.

    My thoughts are with you.

    1. emievil profile image77
      emievilposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      wow, that's quite a list. Thanks Sarah. Never felt this helpless before, guess having kids is really a different thing huh?

      1. earnestshub profile image87
        earnestshubposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        This is such a caring post Sarah, and top advice. smile

  3. rmcrayne profile image97
    rmcrayneposted 8 years ago

    Don't beat yourself up.  Everybody has accidents.  Nobody has them on purpose.  That's why we call them accidents.

    1. emievil profile image77
      emievilposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks rmcrayne. Guess I should start to learn to take things in stride. I do tend to panic a lot sometimes especially when my niece is concerned. smile

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    ralwusposted 8 years ago

    Children should neither be seen nor heard from - ever again.wink I do feel that way at times.

    1. emievil profile image77
      emievilposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      LOL. er, it's kinda hard not to see my niece. She's big for her age smile. and she talks a lot (I think they all do at that age). That was the first thing that told me she's all right, she's still talkative even after her fall. smile

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        ralwusposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Well good on her. That's a cute one in your avatar too. I have always loved children, especially if they're cooked properly.wink

      2. rmcrayne profile image97
        rmcrayneposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        smile That sounds like family stories of me.  Yak, yak, yak. smile

    2. rmcrayne profile image97
      rmcrayneposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Reminds me of something a friend says about teens:  Teenagers are such disgusting creatures.  lol

  5. hinckles koma profile image63
    hinckles komaposted 8 years ago

    Constantly taking care of children is difficult, mentally and physically.  if she looks fine and acts normal your in the clear. Toddler jail is unappreciated time.  Hug kiss and smile at her show her a good time by reading her a book and tell her to feel better soon. Your a good aunt and like everyone said its an accident. Love all koma.

 
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