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Really bad experience today
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teresa    Posted 02-01-2004 at 07:57:54       [Reply]  [Send Email]
you may have heard me say that weve got pigs, well we have a 1000 pig fattening unit. Today my chap, me,stepson and our nearly 3yr old daughter Rosie decided to all muck row 1 out together. Rosie and I shut all the pigs in and stood behind the end gate thus avoiding the tractor. The hinge broke on the end gate this week so there was only 1 hoding it on, bear in mind this is an 8 ft incredibly heavy gate. Tim pushed some muck out with tractor and when he pushed the 2nd lot out the scraper hit the gate and broke the other hinge, it lifted it up and fell right on top of my litle girl I couldn't see her underneath it. She was screaming I got the gate off her and she was laying face down on the concrete I carefully picked her up to find blood coming out of her eye an emormous bump at the back of her head, she was clutching her fingers. I rushed to the hospital where they gave her a really good check over and to my utter relief she is perfectly ok. I just have to keep a close eye on her for the next couple of days. Has anything like this happened to any of you?


Gene SC    Posted 02-01-2004 at 12:59:25       [Reply]  [No Email]
Aint you glad there wasen't a bunch of TV
reporters & cameras around? would've gotten
ALL blown up till you were a neglectful child
abuser by the time it hit the papers. lol
Sure glad your little girl is ok, it makes me
hurt when I see a child hurting, but that
comes with growing up I guess, my kids sure got
plenty bumps when they were growing up.


BOSS    Posted 02-01-2004 at 11:25:51       [Reply]  [No Email]
My wife was taking a bath after a hard days work. I was sitting in the bathroom talking to her and my 3 year old daughter was in there too. Emily my daughter was standing next to the tub and she slipped on the floor and hit her chin on the tub, and her pacifier flew out of her mouth. She split her chin from side to side. I picked her up to see if she was alright. She was screaming louder than I ever heard her scream. As I held her and tried to look at her to see if she was alright, her chin started to gush blood all over. She stopped screaming and I asked if she was alright, and she said "no, I can't find my pacifier". We put her into the truck to take her to the hospital and she said,"Are we going to the mall?" We said no, we're going to the hospital to fix your chin.
At the hospital, they came in and in about 10 seconds fixed her right up. That was the first time I ever saw the Super Glue thingy.


~Lenore    Posted 02-01-2004 at 12:59:47       [Reply]  [No Email]
God sure made little kids durable didn't He?
It is a good thing, too, or mine would never have survived!
That is a cute story BOSS, she was more concerned about that pacifier than her chin, huh. ;-)
I have found that the less parents panic, the quicker little ones recover and are ready "to go to the mall".
Teresa, I am glad your baby was OK, too.


Stormie    Posted 02-01-2004 at 13:55:22       [Reply]  [No Email]
Isn't that the truth. Cute story indeed.


henrich Iowa    Posted 02-01-2004 at 10:13:33       [Reply]  [Send Email]
My youngest son worked for a company a number of years ago traveling around demonstrating feed wagons. He said he was scheduled to demo on a dairy farm and stopped by late afternoon to set up for the next morning and encountered the lady of the operating putting rations into what appeared to be a fairly new feed wagon. He thought maybe he had missed a deal and asked if he was to late that they had already purchased a new feed wagon. The lady said she liked the wagon just fine but she had to get rid of it because it had to many bad memories. He thought that was strange and must have looked at the lady with a question on his face. The lady then proceeded to tell him that the tractor and wagon had gotten away from her less than a month before and had rolled across the yard and ran over their daughter, killing her. He called me and said how do I follow up on that. I told him that you really can't, just tell her that God must have had another plan for her daughter.


Stormie    Posted 02-01-2004 at 08:31:11       [Reply]  [No Email]
First, I am very glad you daughter is okay. Make sure you keep a VERY close eye on her! I know she has been to the doctor but I feel you can never be to careful!! Don't be afarid to take her back if you feel anything is wrong.


When my daughter was 1 1/2 we were camping. She walked over to the screen door on the camper and before I could get to her she pushed it open and fell right onto her face in the rocks. My husband got to her before I could and when he lifted her up there was so much blood you couldn't even tell where it was coming from. She had lots of stones embedded in her forhead. I wet a towel and we headed to the hospital. It was about 30 minutes away (which felt like forever) By the time we got there my daughter and I was covered in blood. They cleaned her up and started taking out the stones. They took out a bunch of sharp little stones and she had 12 stitches in her forhead. She also had a mild concussion (spelling?) I felt so bad and cried all the way back to camp and all that night. However she played, ate and then slept like a baby. She must have been sore thought because whenever she would laugh it would be followed by a brief owweeee!




teresa    Posted 02-01-2004 at 09:50:13       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I too cried all the way to the hospital, so scared that something was seriously wrong with her. Now she is treating me like a slave and really enjoying it! What an awful experience with the rocks, how frightening seeing all that blood I couldnt imagine.


Alias    Posted 02-01-2004 at 08:29:59       [Reply]  [No Email]
Teresa, I'm very happy your little girl is alright. Just keep an eye on her for the next couple of days. Sometimes things go undetected.
Nearly every parents goes through things like this involving their children. And, I can tell you from experience, it doesn't always stop when they are grown. I stood by the bed of my son and later by my grandson at the shock trauma center when it looked like neither would pull through. Fortunately tho, the good Lord allowed them to stay with us.


KellyGa    Posted 02-01-2004 at 08:22:23       [Reply]  [No Email]
Wow, sorry that happened to your poor little girl. I am glad she is okay. The worst bump I ever saw Shelby have is when she was about 3 and she went a running across the dining room, lost her foot, you know how toddlers are, and went head first into the pointy part edge of the door sill leading into the living room. In about a minutes time, she had a knot on her forehead, and it was turning blue and purple and looking really scary. Took her to the doc, she was fine. Poor thing, give her lots of hugs and kisses, we moms have the magic kisses that make it better ya know. ;) BTW SHelby is 9 now, not so clumsy anymore! :)


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