My apartment building is on a hill and my apartment is on the bottom level and I have to take the steps each time I leave or walk Sophie. I am convinced these stairs are evil.
I have fallen many times, the most recent time I about broke my ankle. In the winter they are slick and when it rains they are very slick. If it's raining there is always water pouring down them and when it snows it usually turns into a sheet of ice. My apartment complex is usually pretty good about clearing them when there is snow or ice on them, but I still find them extremely dangerous.
This morning Sophie was very excited to go for her morning walk. As we headed up the stairs she took off running and the next thing I know she tripped and smashed her head right onto one of the cement steps. Hearing her head hit the step was so horrible and it scared the both of us. When I got up to her she was just laying there and had a little bit of blood coming out of her nose. I tried to look her over, but she wanted up and to continue our walk. She seemed to be fine and when we got back to the apartment I looked over her well and there was no more blood and her mouth/teeth seemed fine. She didn't seem to have a bump on her head and her eyes seemed fine.
As I sat at work this morning I kept worrying about her. I wondered if maybe she had a concussion since she hit the step so hard. I decided at lunch to go home and check on her and thankfully she is just fine. She still kind of looks out of it and I will continue to keep an eye on her. I am so thankful that she was not seriously hurt.
As I begin the process of moving I am going to start a list of why I am glad I am moving. Today's post is reason #1 why I am glad we are moving....there are no stairs in our new home.