Before . . .

and after . . .

We got down the hill only one time before a little girl on a sled completely took Tobin out.  It was very icy and even though we were walking up the side, the poor girl just drifted over to where we were walking up.  It took awhile before I even figured out what was wrong, but I can thank the Lord that it wasn’t more serious and He was with us the entire time.  I had to carry him up the icy hill (where everyone else was slipping) praying that I wouldn’t drop him the whole way up and then we sat there, I was sort of thinking he was just shaken up and would want to continue.  After a bit, I borrowed a cell phone to call Pam & Rob, we were just down the street from their house and they drove down & got us.  Pam (SIL) is not a nurse but is in the medical field and has the calming demeanor of a nurse, so she was looking in her medical book & Rob was on-line as we finally saw the huge goose egg above his left eye.  God gave me a lot of calmness and peace throughout.  I got him home and after a couple phone calls to trusted friends & our doctor, I took him to urgent care where they determined he was just fine:)  Apparantly after a blow to the head, the blood has no p;ace to go so it accumulates in the eye socket.  Tobin was a great patient the entire time, I believe that was most likely God too!  The swelling has gone down and the “bruise” is moving around & below his eye now, he hasn’t needed pain meds but we are treating him with arnica (a homeopathic treatment that seems to be helping).  I took him to our fabulous local health food store and the clerk took one look at him and said “oh, he needs arnica!”

So, we will now be using ski helmets for sledding, and ice skating & skiing when we get around to those.   We are truly thankful it wasn’t more serious.


oh my! poor little guy!

you’ll have to tell me more about arnica!

thankful for God’s apparent provision during a scary time 🙂

Aww…..he has a “man-sized” black eye. What a little Warrior!
And Arnica-yes tell us more!

Marlene (and anyone else interested), arnica is a homeopathic supplement that aids trauma, I understand that it aids circulation to more quickly heal bumps, bruises and other injuries. Jo used it for her sprained ankle in Little Women:)

I also like comfrey (used after my knee surgery), but thought it would be impossible to get a poultice around his eye!

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