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So what's the most dramatic thing that's happened to your child, that has completely freaked you out? This happened to us this weekend, when we were camping. I had my tent well secured to the ground, and was very close to the tent. So we had our 4 month old in the tent, with all the screens open to get good air flow by keep the mosquitoes out. The baby was fast a sleep after eating some lunch, and mommy and daddy were going to have some lunch also. So we made lunch, and started eating. I was two bites into my lunch, when a sudden gust of wind came up, and ripped the tent from the ground, ripping a big whole in one side, leaving the stake in the ground. Tossing the baby around inside the tent. I don't think I've jumped over a chair like that in forever. Franticly looking for the baby inside, I found her, under her car seat upside down, but the car seat wasn't actually touching her. She was still asleep, seemed unharmed, but I woke her never the less. She was ok, my wife was crying, and I was just completely and utterly freaked. I think I want an RV. :(
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From:xavierandme
Date:July 14th, 2004 09:47 am (UTC)
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OMG! Thank god she is OKAY!!
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From:ifeedformula
Date:July 14th, 2004 10:59 am (UTC)
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OMG..thank goodness she's ok. How scary that must've been.

Most dramatic thing that's ever happened to James? Having his extra digit removed. On his right hand, when he was born, there was a flap of skin maybe 1/2 long with the end bit of a finger attached to the flap. It just kind of..dangled there. Didn't really bother him, didn't hurt, no nerves in it, just a healthy blood supply to keep it growing as he grew. His pedi said he *could've* just tied some surgical thread around the end of the skinflap closest to his hand and the thing would've turned black and fallen off by itself. That would've SO grossed me out. Bleh. The reason he didn't is because had he done it that way, it wouldn't have been 'perfect'..there would've been a bump where the skinflap was tied off. Instead...when he was about 8 wks old, we took him in to a plastic surgeon who neatly incised the little booger and put in a couple of stitches. Some baby Tyelnol for pain and instructions on woundcare and we were good to go. A week later, stitches dissolved all by themselves and now all he has is a teenyweeny scar you can barely see. If it weren't for the pictures we took, you'd never know he had a sixth digit at all. :)

Oh..and after the procedure was over with, the surgeon called us. They'd dissected the bit of finger attached to the skinflap after it was removed and found a bone! EEEWIE!
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