Saturday, April 03, 2010

1st ever trip to the ER

So yesterday we spent 4 hours at the zoo. We walked around. We ate lunch. The kids played on the playground. All with no injuries. Then we get home. Joshua wanted to go running (he has joined the running club at school and is.........or should I say WAS..........all excited about it). So he gets his running clothes on and Michael takes him running. A little while later I get a call. "Joshua ran into a pole at the tennis court. He is bleeding. I don't know how serious it is, but you might want to have the first aid supplies ready." Yeah that's a call every mom wants. GAH!

They get home and this is what he looks like. :(

I cleaned him up to get a better look at the cut only to determine that this one required a trip to the ER. He was not happy about that. Up until that point he had been very brave. Only crying when it first happened. He didn't want to go to the hospital. He didn't want to have to get stitches. He didn't like needles. I tried to calm him down assuring him that he might NOT have to have stitches that they might be able to glue it. He was OK with that. LOL

Luckily when we got to the ER there was no one there. They took us right on back. He looked so pitiful lying on that gurney though.

The nurse came in first and they put some stuff on it to numb it just in case they did have to stitch it. He looked really pitiful then.
He fell asleep soon after. He was cold so they brought him a nice warm blanket and he immediately went to sleep. He slept until the dr came in to take a look. To our great relief they decided that glue would do the trick. With the nurse's help they got him all fixed up. The dr checked his eyes and ears and asked him some questions to make sure he didn't have a more serious problem (concussion). He checked out fine so they brought him a Popsicle and let us go home.

This is him a few hours later. Looks like he's going to have a nice shiner. He is very excited about going back to school on Monday now. He wants to tell his friends all about his injury. He still looked pretty pitiful. He had a bad headache as you can imagine.

He doesn't look as bad this morning as I thought he would and we have been told by several men that "chicks dig scars" so its all good I guess. LOL

1 comment:

Sandi said...

we have a pair of jammies for Luke that says exactly that..."chicks dig scars" ;) lol
I didn't really find it amusing at the time of his surgery, but I do now.
hope he is feeling better and can enjoy Easter! he is a very brave boy!