I have a huge fear of drainage grates on the ground. I will go out of my way to walk around them. I am scared I'll fall in or my foot will get caught.
Hudson was outside gardening with our neighbor, Mitzi, and Bryan was watering our yard. I walked outside to check the mail (which is steps away from that thing). Hudson ran up to see me, he was barefoot, and his little foot slipped right into the hole. I look up and see that his leg is in the grate up to his knee. I'm not sure who yelled louder, Hudson or me! Panic set in for me (mind you we have been through 2 open heart surgeries and I was calm, for the most part, during those), but this FREAKED me out! Bryan ran over and we tried to get his leg out, it wasn't budging. Mitzi had rushed over too. Bryan ran to get the water hose. By the time he got back Hudson & I both had relaxed enough and I was able to slip his leg out.
Poor baby cried for over an hour! I gave him Tylenol, put his jammies on, gave him Cheerios and we watched tv in bed. He didn't want Bryan or I to even mention what happened. I think it traumatized him (and me both)! I don't think that he will go near the drainage grate again!