Friday, April 18, 2008

We have met some dear friends here at CIT. So dear that we let them throw our son around. They guy on the left is Paul, an engineer going to serve in Kazakhstan and Brian is going with his wife to Peru. Actually, they are like Big Brothers to him (actually changed a nasty diaper) and helped him do boy things like find caterpillars and beetles. Grandmothers - don't get upset. Everyone is fine.







5 comments:

Susan said...

Brandon and Jenny,
First of all, PLEASE remove these videoes before some wacko that doesn't know you very well sees it and reports you to the authorities -- or worse yet, assumes that you would harm "D" or the precious infant they see in the video below. You have the right to put whatever you want on this diary, but remember, once you do, it is out there for all the world to see.
Now, thankfully, you have just finished those wonderful classes on how to deal with confrontation and accepting confrontation, because I'm afraid that you aren't going to like what I'm about to tell you. (Mind you, I'm trying to put this in a loving way), but throwing "D" around is VERY dangerous! A toddler's neck muscles aren't well developed and provide little support for their heads. (As evidenced in the second video when you see his head jerk back.) The violent movement of his head being jerked back in a "whiplash" pitches the infant's brain back and forth within the skull, potentially rupturing blood vessels and nerves throughout the brain and possibly tearing the brain tissue. The whiplash effect causes the brain to strike the inside of the skull, causing bruising and bleeding to the brain. Basically, with repeated movements like these, his brain bounces back and forth in his head, causing permanent head injury. It doesn't take much to rupture those fragile brain cells and blood vessels! Please, please don't do this to either of your children!!! If you don't believe me, please google shaken baby syndrome yourselves. Now, I may receive some grief from your other readers, but it is worth it to me. To whom it may concern, I am a NICU nurse with 16 years of experience. I have many PICU RN friends. If you have seen what I've seen...
Susan M.

Brandon and Jenny said...

Thank you Susan for your thoughts. We know you are speaking from a heart that cares. I am sad that you didn't have the fun that we did during this! Just so you and everyone is aware, we had a pediatric nurse practioner who also works in an NICU off camera watching the whole thing and had no such comments. She was enjoying Deacon's laughter as much as we were. God Bless.

Brandon and Jenny said...

Sorry...I miss typed, she workes in a pediatric ICU, not a NICU. Sorry Julie to misrepresent you! :)

Ian said...
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Ian said...

Anybody that practices throwing their kid just because they saw somebody on the internet do it is beyond anything Jenny can do to help 'em.