Thursday, June 9, 2011

Bad things come in threes?

Oh Lord, I hope not.

The runner-up for first ER visit of 2011 goes to......


Seth

Who won with the assistance of his best friend and a precisely thrown plastic cup. How very nice of them to arrange our visit the same week as Addison's ER debut to cut down on follow-up doctor's appointments for me.
At home viewing his freshly glued gash for the first time.


Little man was pretty nervous. Pretty scared. Very scared. Scared to death of having to get stitches.

Triage nurse says - they can't glue the head. He might be o.k. But might have to have staples. His eyes tear up.

ER nurse says - they can't glue the head. He might be o.k. But might have to have staples. He clams up and stares at the TV.

Physicians assistant says - they can't glue the head. He might be o.k. But might have to have staples. He completely shuts down and wont speak to anyone.

Good old boy country doctor says - We could staple it. hmmm, how you feel about me just gluing it???

Seth says - YES SIR!!!!!!! And breaks out in the biggest smile I have seen in about two years.

The Dr. also offered to glue his lips shut to reduce my grocery bill but I declined, seeing that my child is about 1/2 the size of other children his age as it is. Kid got a strawberry milkshake on the way home just to try use the occasion to fatten him up more.

And I am SO proud. No ---- not with Seth. With ME. I am a fainter. And have been since high school. I see blood and my heart races and breathing increases. But when you see your 10 year old come out the door with blood running down his face in every direction, and Daddy isn't there to save the day - something about that situation allowed me to stay upright, amazingly. I even washed his entire blood-covered face and hair off to find the gash (which was over an inch long). And it was still bleeding BAD. Chalk one more up to 'things I never want to have to do again'.

Especially this week. Or even the next. Braeden will now be wearing a football helmet and pads indefinitely to avoid any semblance of another head injury. I don't want to test the 'theory of threes' any further..

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Seriously think you could save some money if you would just keep the super glue stocked at your house. :)