Those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, They shall run and not be weary, They shall walk and not faint. Isaiah 40:31

Tuesday, April 15, 2008


the french word for concussion.

tim and i are in hershey at the hospital and the cell phone rang.

the phone call went something like this:

hey mom-this is kelsey-ashley got dropped on her head in french class-she has a concussion and you have to come get her-thanks-bye.

tim and i just look at each other and sigh.

the whole story goes something like this:

ashley had JUST been cleared by the trainer to play soccer again following a knee injury. she was so excited and was on her way to french class and the trainer was walking with her. i guess she walked into the room and a gentleman friend (i use the term loosely) came up behind her and picked her up off the ground (in a joking loving kind of way) and was holding her in the air. another boy came behind him and knocked his legs out from under him. he came falling backwards and she came falling backwards and she landed HEAD_FIRST on the ground. (yes, this is high school)

she was dizzy, lightheaded, nauseaus and had one wicked to the nurse she went. she was examined by the nurse and the trainer and they agreed that she had a minor concussion. sleep 3 hours and up for 20 minutes. sleep 3 hours and up for 20 minutes. NO SOCCER until cleared.

saturday the headache was a little better but she had a stiff neck.

on monday she took her IMPACT test and FAILED. it showed she had a 30% memory loss compared to the one she took in the pre-season. NO SOCCER until cleared.

she is feeling a lot better but i guess until she can pass that test and go 48 hours without a headache they will not let her play. (she is female and 14 and that could be her junior year). we really feel bad...she went out for the soccer team and turned into the side-line ball girl and sideline support. but she had been a real trooper...we are hoping that she recovers soon enough to get some playing time in this year...we are over half way through the season already.

they say that it (raising children) never gets easier...just different!!!

thanks for checking in.

tim and tammy

ps...tim goes back to day hospital on wednesday afternoon...we will update when we know anything.


Blogger Deb D said...

Truly unbelievable! Would you put these children in padding, helmets, and maybe clothing with bumpers?! I have enough trouble accepting I have to be on the sidelines and I'm ancient. I can't imagine being a team member and sitting out all season. Give that child plenty of vitamins and look into the helmet and pads 24/7, would ya?

April 15, 2008 4:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Raising active children especially girls I think warrants a badge of courage and endurance. Hoping things are soon better for Ashley and she possibly switch to Spanish next year. Have a great night.

April 15, 2008 11:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ah, raising children. Now we are in the grandparent stage. Lucas needs tubes in his ears and the fun begins again. Wouldn't change it for anything, but always a challenge. Enjoy!! Praying for your appointment today at the day hospital.
Jim and Judy

April 16, 2008 8:44 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good grief! Sounds like French Class is more dangerous than PE.
I'm sure the boys felt badly (at least I hope they did) but that was a dreadful move and the result could have been more severe. It's a good thing your family is wrapped in prayer.
I will continue lifting you up to the Lord, and I promise no one will be dropped on their head.
Love from Aunt Katie

April 17, 2008 2:01 AM  

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