On Friday September 18th at approximately 7:00PM we were at a local playground letting all of our kids play. Olive was using one of the pieces of equipment on the playground that you can hold onto and glide from one platform over to another one. Olive was holding on to the handle with another friend she had made that evening at the park. Both of them let go of the handle at about the same time. Olive landed on the ground first and the other girl landed directly on top of her.
After the girl landed on top of Olive it appeared the wind was knocked out of her. A few minutes after the accident Olive appeared to be getting pale and losing consciousness. I called 911 to get help for Olive. The ambulance arrived and she was taken to the emergency room in Dickinson with Courtney. After doing some initial scans it was discovered that Olive had a large laceration to her liver. The Sanford Helicopter was luckily already in Dickinson and the decision was made to fly her to Bismarck. Courtney rode with Olive in the helicopter to Bismarck.
I brought the other kids home and was able to then drive to Bismarck to meet Olive and Courtney. While I was headed to Bismarck I got a phone call from Courtney informing me that after Fargo and Bismarck had reviewed her images, they declined to treat her because of the severity and not being able to provide her with the best experienced care. She was referred to the U of M Masonic Children's Hospital in Minneapolis, MN where they accepted her.
Courtney and I were able to ride on the Sanford Airplane with Olive from Bismarck to Minneapolis. Olive currently remains there receiving the best care from a well experienced team of doctors and nurses.