Thankfully after Friday's happenings, the rest of our weekend was quiet and uneventful.
Sarah was pretty scared when she saw Reagan bleeding. She had never witnessed anything like that so she was shakin up. I also think seeing me panic did not help the situation.
As soon as we had the bleeding under control, Sarah calmed down and stopped crying. It was at that point that she realized Reagan was going to be okay.
After we got back from the ER, she followed Reagan's every move. We could tell that she was still a little scared and nervous for her. She was trying to protect her sister and make sure that she did not fall again and hurt herself. It was very sweet to watch her hover over her sister with care and concern. She has asked us a few times this weekend if Reagan's eye will get better and we keep reassuring her that it will take a little time but it will heal and eventuially the "boo boo" will go away.
Reagan's eye swelled up a lot between Friday and Saturday. It looked so bad and I felt horrible for her, but it didn't seem to bother her in the least. She carried on in her usual fashion.
Whenever I look at her eye, I can't help but to think of the moment she fell and how I could not react fast enough. That moment keeps playing through my mind over and over again and I keep saying "If only".
So far she has been a total trooper about letting us clean and treat the area and she is not really going after the stitches with her hands. They warned us that the little ones like to pick and scratch at the stitches as the heal.
I know that these things happen every day, it is just scary when it happens to one of your children. I am SO VERY thankful that Pat was home when this happened and that I was not alone with both of the girls. He was much more calm, cool, and collected than I ever could have been. You think you are prepared for emergencies and know all the proper things to do in any given situation, but in the heat of it, fear takes over and you lose your mind and your common sense.
Thanks for all the kind and caring words this weekend! If all goes well, the stitches will come out on Friday. I will keep everyone posted.
Back to work for me today and the girls get to stay home with Grandma.... they always look forward to their days with Grandma:)
Nick was with his Dad this weekend, so he has not seen Reagan yet, but he will be home after school today. I called him to tell him what happened and what to expect when he sees her. I am sure that he will be hovering over and protecting Reagan just like Sarah.
~Have a great Monday~