Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Micah's Visit to the E.R.

Well....we made it 7 weeks without our little guy getting a serious bump or bruise, but last night we had to run him to Vanderbilt's Children's Hospital after he fell and cracked his chin open ice skating.

Micah loves to ice skate,(play basketball, football, soccer, run, bike, baseball - you name it!) so we got him in a small class with his brother and sister. He loved watching the Winter Olympic hockey. So I'm thinking...hey, anything is possible and Ethiopia really needs more than one person at the Winter Olympics in the future!! (That's a momma's heart speaking!) He is amazing on the ice! Not so much his moves at this point, but his tenacity and determination! He probably went down 20 or more times in a lesson and he would bounce back up ready to conquer the ice. So when he went down the last time, he came up, pointed to his chin and said simply, "ouch". That's when his coach saw the blood and told me that it looked like a bad cut.
I took off his helmet and knew immediately that I would be making a trip to the E.R. I can't explain it, but every mom that has ever had a hurt child knows the feeling....you just automatically go into a calm mode that gets things done without hysteria. I knew it was God's hand on me because inside I felt like crying for the little guy!! He was so tough. He didn't cry once! Most would be hysterical at the site, but Micah remained calm and even thought the blood all over my hand was kinda cool. I knew he was hurting though because it was a bad cut.

I had a dear friend, Megan, who took my other two kids to her house and off I went to meet Mark to get our boy taken care of.

Mark blamed his buddy Jimmy Mihnovich because just the day before we were all in the cul de sac when Micah rode by being all boy! He then ran over to play soccer with a new buddy also from Ethiopia! Jimmy asked if we had added him to our insurance because we were going to need it!

We know we have an active little boy that loves life and adventure. I am going to have to increase my prayer time! I laugh because we thought our daughter, Mckenzie couldn't be out done when it came to adventure, but she was just our warm up act for what was to come!

Anyway, we got to the E.R. and they were amazing at what they do. Micah stayed calm and acted like this was old hat to him.

I can't tell you how often we were asked if he was our son. I didn't mind because I do realize for some it is confusing. I would mention Ethiopia and they always were taken by how he was so attached to us. It brought adoption into our conversation which is something I love to discuss! If even one orphan can find a home because of my big mouth, it will be worth it!

The doctors and nurses were outstanding. He didn't like the stitches but still didn't move or cry. He was so brave the entire time. He ended up with 3 stitches. I would've thought he needed 5 by the size of the cut, but I was glad when it was over.
I asked the doctor about the scars on Micah and he confirmed some of my fears. I almost burst out in tears. I love this little guy so much that I have a hard time knowing his past holds such hard times. I'm trying to bring his past together one piece at a time.

I want to hold him a little closer, kiss him a lot more and tell him I love him more than his little mind can comprehend. I guess it's just normal to feel this way when you're a mom. It feels like he has always been part of me. Last night my chin hurt just watching them do those stitches. I got home and was exhausted!!!

When it was all done. Micah acted like nothing had happened. He was giving Mark and I such a hard time....laughing the whole time! He was sooo happy!! Me, I'm still exhausted from the whole ordeal!!

So, next time you think of our family or see a child out roller skating or riding a bike...just say a prayer for Micah.... and us! I don't want his life loving spirit to ever change. I know that is exactly the way God made him. Micah is made for something that will take a lot of energy to accomplish. God must know Mark and I have the energy to keep up or at least go down trying!!!

*thank you Megan & Ashlie for taking care of our oldest and making the evening a lot easier!

16 comments:

  1. my precious micah!! what an example he is to all of us!! love you so much----

    and blaming jimmy usually works for us, too! lol!

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  2. Micah is chocked full of something special, Missy!! I got all teary ready this because it is clear Mr. M was hand-picked for you. So, so precious.

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  3. praying for Micah to remain Micah :)) & praying for you guys as his spirit is SO full of adventure! :))

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  4. oh, this made me cry for some reason :) I just love that boy...Who would have known that he would be living down the road from me when I met him last june...God is so cool, kj

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  5. Missy, your I am smitten with your sweet,sweet family. M. girl is a complete cutie-pie, giving out the love and friendship on your many-nationed block it was a treat to observe her with her new best friend today!!
    Blessings today. I hope this day is much more restful for you than yesterday's adventure and am thanking God for all of His grace to you yesterday as well.
    Love, Ms."GG" Gillian and the Tuckers

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  6. We just love reading about Micah's joy in his new life! Praying that he will heal quickly from this latest little injury!

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  7. Oh Missy~ I need to praying for you more! I love his smile! Glad he's doing okay with it all. Miss you guys!

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