I know we have talked about Michelle Trenum before, in fact she has been a very good sounding board for us here at TCB. When we posted the Mailbag yesterday she had a thoughtful response and very intuitive words for everyone to see. She even said it was OK to share with everyone. So here is the email in full;
I really think what you are doing is so important…I only wish more people knew the information before they needed it instead of reading about it afterwards.
In today’s posting there was a mention of seeing yellow. Austin and my other son would come home from football practice each day and tell me their “war stories” of particularly difficult or funny things that had happened at that day’s practices. I enjoyed hearing about the practical jokes; about who was got put in their place by the coach that day; and who made everyone laugh. They would also update me on particularly hard hits or injuries. One day Austin told me about being hit so hard by our 300 lb lineman that he passed out for a moment then woke up and everything looked yellow. He described it like he was looking through a jar of pee. The mom in me freaked out when he said he’d passed out and he said “it is no big deal, I’m fine, I probably just got the breath knocked out of me because REDACTED is so big and he was on top of me, I don’t think I was really passed out….mom, stop freaking out, I’m fine”. The possibility of a concussion was never on my radar. I did mention the story after Continue reading