Good Morning ER

The alarm went off at 6AM.  I stumbled into the bathroom to put on my work clothes and head out to clean the pool.  I could hear my 2 year old open and close my bedroom door.  Then I heard him trip and fall and cry.  With my wife and baby still sleeping I rushed out and scooped him up to snuggle him back to sleep in my bed (besides, he was up too early).  Then I felt the blood.  I hollered to my wife, “HEAD WOUND!”  and rushed back to the bathroom.I grabbed a clean washcloth (heh a WHITE one) and started to apply direct pressure.  We got a little ice on it but it looked pretty bad.  We went downstairs to comfort him by watching the Spectacular Spider-Man while we found a butterfly bandaid to pull the wound back together.
Everything seemed to be going fine, but when I dropped off some of the kids for school I noticed the bandaid was slipping.We stopped off at a friend’s house (THANKS WENDY) and put on some sterile strip tape to seal things up.  We decided that it might be to large of a wound to just tape.  It turns out that our pediatrician doesn’t do stitches so we went to the ER.We got there and there was NO ONE WAITING!  I was thrilled.  So here we are getting ready to go see the doctor.  Note the Spider-Man Bandaid right in the middle of his head is just a comfort bandaid.  😀

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We had our vitals checked and then watched Curious George.

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We had to take off the sterile strips and then start to numb the area for the stitches.

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I laid down and held him with the help of one of the attendees.

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and now we’re all better!  Right now he’s sitting with me in my office watching the Clone Wars Cartoons on my iPod while I type.  I’ve got a feeling this boy is going to be spoiled a little bit for the next few days.

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2 Responses

  1. Chrissy says:

    Poor boy! I hope the rest of the week is less eventful for your family!

  2. Jennifer says:

    Oh… remind him that his aunty wants to take him shopping at the lego store… maybe that will distract him??

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