Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Tough Guy

This weekend in our final game as the sun was setting, poor Cody was playing left field and lost a line drive in the sun. The result was a hard knock to the upper lip/nose that sent him to the ground. The coaches from both teams surrounded him (as the two runners on base just kept running to score). After a long examination by a guy who was a paramedic fireman on the other team, our coach scooped him up and carried him to our dugout where he asked me to join them. We iced it down with a sno cone and cleaned off the majority of the blood, then gave him a dose of children's motrin. Thankfully, a father on our team is a pediatric dentist, so he briefly examined the bone structure and damage on his gums up front. When the sno cone was gone and the motrin had kicked in, or one inning later, Cody rejoined the game! We were proud of him for getting right back in it and so grateful that the injury was not as bad as I imagined!


Kathryn said...

What a brave guy!! How do you do it Steph?? I often find myself in situations and think, "What would Steph do?" You're a fantastic momma and I seriously need to pick your brain!!!

Exum Family said...

Oh, poor baby! I'm so glad that he didn't do any major damage. It made my heart melt when he asked for you in the dugout - there is nothing better than mommy when you're hurt or sick. He must be tough to get back out in the game. Way to go Cody!

Stacey said...

Way to be tough Cody! Kids amaze me daily in so many ways...they are so resiliant! I am sure it made it all better with mom being there. ;)
So glad there wasn't any permanant damage to that adorable face and beautiful smile!