Monday, December 17, 2007

The Not-so-fun Part of Samuel's Birthday

We just wanted to thank the Lord. Today is Samuel's birthday. He turned three. =) It started out as a very fun day, but this afternoon something very scary happened. Sam went down for his nap and had 2 quarters in his pocket. He decided to get them out and put them in his mouth, and I'm sure you can guess what happened. He began to cry and then scream. I thought that he was just being stubborn about going down for his nap, so I was ignoring him. I had no idea that he was in trouble. Travis decided he was going to just check on him and he found him in the hallway crying and crying, saying that he had quarters in his throat. Trav called for me immediately and I called 911. The ambulance came and transported Samuel and me to the emergency room. He was breathing okay, but drooling all over the place. By the time we got into the triage bed he was acting pretty quiet and I thought maybe the quarters had finally slid down into his stomach. Just as I sat down with him and the doctor came over, he got a funny look on his face and proceeded to throw up all over us. Out came BOTH quarters!!! Praise the Lord. He was completely normal and happy after that, and he even said "cheese" when they took the x-ray of his abdomen to make sure everything was out. He thought they were taking his picture =) I just held him in his bed tonight as he went to sleep and cannot thank the Lord enough for protecting my little boy.

9 comments:

Busch family said...

How very scary! I'm so thankful that he's ok! Praise the Lord. I'll be on the lookout for this sort of thing with Silas! :)

Don & Katrina Hines said...

Wow! I'm so glad everything worked out okay. What a horrible feeling. And I am sure the Lord taught you much from that as well. He had it planned for His glory!

the rodgers said...

omigosh!! thats so scary! i'm so happy he's ok

Doug and Heidi Stewart said...

I will be sure to hide all quarters before the next time you visit. Praise the Lord for his protection and that he was able to tell you what was wrong. :)

Christine said...

Wow. How scary. The Lord is so good!

Nate, Kris & Adrianna said...

Praise the Lord! What a scary time for you. What a comfort to know that the Lord is always watching over our babies, even when there's nothing we can do. Samuel's such a cutie!!! :-)

Jenn said...

Oh my goodness!! Just checking in on my favorite ex-coworker, how scared the two of you must have been! So glad to hear that all turned out well, you certainly have so much to be thankful for! Happy Belated Birthday to Sam, and Happy Holidays to everyone there!

Karis said...

Praise the Lord for protecting Sam. I know you were holding him tight when that was all said and done. Wow. Very scary.

jeileenbaylor said...

oh my word - you must have been sooo scared! Praise the Lord that he is ok!