Monday, September 3, 2007

Fun, Fun, Not So Fun

We went to the Great Wolf Lodge yesterday - we had a great time playing in all the water and watching Jim go down the kiddie slide. It is SO funny to watch all these little kids slide down, then all of a sudden here comes this 40 year old man barreling down this tube, and when he gets to the bottom, his head goes under water (he can't hold his breath without holding his nose), and his feet go straight up in the air!! Then, he stands up and gasps for air. HILARIOUS!! Then he'd do it over and over, we were laughing so hard our faces hurt!
Then we decided we were water logged enough for one day, so we were ready to head home. Megan didn't get to ride one of the tube slides and wanted to before we left, Jodi said she didn't want to ride with her because she was cold (Hello, it was like 105* in that place), so Megan and I went and got in line. Jodi was waiting for us at the end. When the tube hit the pool at the end, I flipped out of the raft (which is why they love to ride with me), I looked up at Jodi and she was kinda looking around so I was yelling to her that she missed watching us - she wouldn't even look up at me. Then I start yelling for her to get her attention. She looked down at the ground and passed out!!! I was screaming "No" and because I was in 3 ft of water I felt like I couldn't move. Then a little bit of sense came over me and I started screaming for "HELP". I made it through the water and got over to her, nobody was coming our way. I looked a lifeguard straight in his eyes and screamed "Come and help me" as loud as I could. He stood there and looked at me! Did not even get out of the water! I ran over to Jodi and picked her head up and she came to and started crying. (I know, you shouldn't move anyone with a head injury - but I was one scared Momma) a man and woman jumped out of the water and came over to help me. Some employee come over and the woman with us asked him if he was a medic, he said no, she asked him if there was a medic in the building, he said no, then I looked at him and asked if he'd called 9*11, he again said no. I asked him what he was doing to help us - he said he was following procedures - shouldn't it be right up there to get medical attention asap?! He then started telling me that blah blah blah procedures - I looked at him and told him to call 9*11 and then not to confront me about his procedures until she was ok. Jodi was shaking pretty hard and said she needed a blanket, so the woman with us went and asked that guy for a blanket - he handed her a wet towel and walked away. Then I heard her going off on him, I just let her do it and focused on Jodi. I looked at the man who was helping us and told him Hubby was there somewhere and I couldn't go look for him - Megan turned around and took off flying to get him, he got there, then Ryan started getting sick from looking at what was (not) happening and took off to the bathroom to get sick. Finally, the ambulance got there, I rode in it with Jodi, sopping wet and not wearing any shoes. We got to the hospital, they did a CT scan and took x-rays. Said everything was fine, it was probably a combination of heat, chlorine fumes, exhaustion, and dehydration. So, we finally made it home around midnight and Jodi is just a little sore today. The woman from the waterpark who took the accident report called and checked in on her - that made it better. I'm sure it was just a teen aged lifeguard who was scared half to death and couldn't move, hopefully next time, instincts and training will kick in.

4 comments:

Maggie said...

That sounds so scary! I'm glad everthing turned out ok.

Beth said...

Oh my gosh I'm so glad that nothing was seriously wrong with Jodi!! I hope that the "lifeguard" will do better the next time.

My name is Michelle. said...

How totally frightening! I'm *so* glad things turned out ok.

Homeschooling Momma said...

Thanks so much everyone! She's a little sore still today, and she's up and doing almost everything like before. She has become very clingy (don't mind it too much, I can keep an eye on her), but I was in the laundry room earlier, and she freaked out because she didn't know where I was. I'm sure it's still scary for her.