Thursday, December 3, 2009
Abby had a rough day at school yesterday (or today-depending on what time it actually is right now). She fell out of a chair while trying to stand up. Abby can get out of her chair sometimes. Due to her apraxia, when she attempts to plan a movement, the message from her brain to her muscles gets all jumbled up. Sometimes, however, her movement is the result of emotion. These times, she doesn't have to think about it, so she is able to execute the movement successfully. That's how I understand it, anyway. The chair she was sitting in today was actually too high for her to get out of independently, and she fell forward, hitting her face on the ground. Her teeth cut a pretty big laceration inside of her lip. We took her to the hospital, assuming she would need stitches, but it turns out they don't stitch a mouth laceration unless it goes all the was through. She had lots of blood and a big lip, but nothing serious. Thankfully, Abby wasn't too upset about the whole ordeal. Once Wes found some Little Einsteins that he could play for her on his iphone, she was happy. By the time we left Kosair, it was about 3:30. She had no nap and no lunch, and was still all smiles. She is such a little trooper. I think her teacher and I were way more upset than she was. This was the first time one of Abby's falls have landed her in the hospital, and I'm hoping it's the last.