As I left arland at the park with Heath, he continued to pack stuff up in his dad's truck. Always watching Arland, he told Arland to stop throwing rocks (small landscape rocks). There were also bigger rocks around. He continued loading, glancing over at Arland. He looked over and Arland was laying on the floor. He yelled at Arland to stand up, and he immediately noticed that something was not right. He ran over to him, and Arlands lips were purple, he was unconscious and so Heath moved him to the grass when he started seizing, he started yelling for help and people started to surround him. His dad got down on the ground with Arland while Heath called 911. Brad Thacker and Keith were able to give Arland a blessing before they loaded him into the ambulance. Heath also noticed across the crowd of people one of his mission companions. They made eye contact and Heath started shouting at him for help. They haven't seen each other in almost 6 years and he happend to be at that park on that day. For that, Heath was grateful. Arland was unconscious for almost 5 minutes before he woke up. Heath said that he just looked around like he had no idea who anyone was. He was staring off into space. He then just started crying.
As I approached the ambulance the parade had just ended so there were crowds of cars and people. I stopped my car in the middle of the road and ran to the ambulance. Amanda my sister in law ran to my car and got in it to drive it out of traffic. As I approached the ambulance they were loading my little boy into it. He was screaming. Heath got in the ambulance with arland because only one of us could go. I got in the car with Amanda and we followed behind the ambulance. Heath told me that on the ride over they kept asking arland to squeeze their hand and he wouldn't, so they gave him a teddy bear and asked him to squeeze the bear. He did!
(Arland in the ambulance, blurry pic, but arland is on the stretcher and the guy sitting on the left) (Heath took this sitting in the front)
I will never forget going into his hospital room when I saw him for the first time since the accident. I walked up to him just as he was saying a prayer. He asked "Heavenly Father bless me to sleep, be good boy, amen" I seriously have the sweetest boy. He kept telling me "momma I go home my house?!" "Momma you snuggle me?!" I stayed by his side as they took him in for X-rays and different tests. He was so brave and he told the nurse "I am tough boy!" Through all his tears. After a period of time they told us that there were no breaks to any bones and that his seizure was the result of the impact. We were able to go home!