Friday, November 10, 2006

Some moms have all the luck

...Some moms have all the pain. That's me this morning.
First, check out Whit's new sunglasses.
Aren't they cute?
Does she look like she has something to hide??

Well, she does...

Look at this big black eye!

Poor thing. She was using the potty before bed last night. We keep a little step-stool in their bathroom. She had finished going potty and was standing on that stool while I helped her get back into her pj's. Well, she slipped off the stool and hit her eye right on the edge of the bathtub. Oh my gosh. I felt terrible! It instantly swelled up--about the size of a big jelly bean. It was bright purple. She cried so bad. It was heart wrenching.

Extreme close-up

I have a feeling it's going to get worse before it gets better.

When she woke up this morning, the swelling wasn't as localized, but the whole lid is kind of swollen shut. My first thought, "What if she's not able to have surgery next week because of this???" I took some pictures and e-mailed them up to Duke to get their input. Dr. Buckley's in surgery today, but one of his fellows looked at the pics. She called back and said the swelling will probably have gone down by next week and Whit should be ok for surgery. I hope Hope HOPE she's right. I guess we'll find out when we show up next Friday.

The other excitement of the morning...

The bus picks up Brandon right in front of our house. I used to wait outside with him, but now that it's getting cold, I just stand in the front window to make sure he gets on the bus safely. This morning, the bus driver honked and waved for me to come out. Uh oh. That can't be a good thing. She told me that a little boy named William said that Brandon and a third little boy jumped on him and beat him up yesterday on the bus. What? Brandon denied it. I felt that he was put in a very confrontative situation, though, in front of all the kids on the bus. William had two little scratches on his wrist and a scrape on his other hand. I have a feeling William didn't completely make up the story, but I don't really think Brandon would just jump on him and start beating him up for no reason either. I hope to get more of the story when he gets home. The bus driver said she didn't see anything happen. Great. I wish she could either confirm or deny it. That's tough when it's one kid's word against another. I have a tendency to believe Brandon, but he doesn't always tell the truth. I hope he doesn't get kicked off the bus.

3 comments:

Sandy said...

Poor Whitney:( Heather is notorious for black eyes -- she has 2 little scars at the corner of one of her eyes from 2 black eyes she got within a few days of each other. Even when the kid does it to herself (Heather)it still makes you feel like Mother of the Year when you go out in public with a 2 year old with a black eye...

And as for Brandon...that William kid sounds like a punk. How could 2 kids JUMP and BEAT UP a kid on the bus and the bus driver not notice anything?? Hmmm...unless you've got the world's longest bus and the boys were in the very back -- or the world's most inept bus drive -- I'd be a little suspicious...good luck with that one, babe:)

The Normal Mormon Husband said...

I really hope that our son does not end up on a Dateline Hidden Camera investigation about bullies on the bus.If he did, the press would have a field day with Whitneys black eye. Hurry and take those photos down before Stone Phillips is knocking on the door....

Amy said...

Poor little Whit. At least the glasses are super-cute! If she was still patching, would that be the eye you'd patch? You could put a patch on it and nobody would know. (-: