Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Stitches

Hey, good people.  Hope everyone's having a good week.  Ours has been pretty good so far. I cannot BELIEVE we only have two days left of school.

I can't say our week has been uneventful though, since we were in the Children's ER last night getting stitches...

Yes.  My child is her mother's child.  She's carefree and half the time isn't watching where she's going.  Somehow I made it through childhood without a broken bone or ever getting stitches, but my kid?  Not so lucky.


Last night while getting ready for bed, I heard a loud bump and then a cry.  Never good.  I left whatever it was I was getting out of the kitchen to find my child with a bloody cut above her eye (she'd fallen and bumped her eye on the wood/metal part of her bed). I immediately calmed her and patted the wound clean.  The tears stopped pretty quickly.  They weren't even long enough to alert her daddy, who was in the next room, that something had gone down.

We went to let him know that we'd had a little accident, and he immediately transformed in to Dr. Daddy. He grabbed ice to stop the swelling and bleeding, and held her close.  All was well.

Until the thing kept bleeding and we'd gone through a few Band-aids.

And the more her daddy looked at it, the more he was convinced that we should take her to get checked out.  I initially didn't believe a visit to the doctor was necessary, but her daddy thought differently (good call, Daddy).  So we headed to Children's.

It was drama free. She'd asked us if she'd have to get a shot, and we were honest with her.  "We'll have to see, babe.  But we'll be right there with you, though."

For some reason, she had no fear.  I'm sure I have Doc McStuffins to thank for that.  We told her everything as we went along.  When we learned she would, in fact, be getting stitches, we had a Doc McStuffins episode to refer back to to help her understand.  No fear whatsoever.

She wasn't afraid of the nurses, she had a conversation with the doc as he was sewing her up (at one point telling the doctor she was "having fun" getting stitches), and left with not a single tear shed.

What's even funnier is she was PROUD of her three stitches.


One for the memory books, for sure.


And here's my girl heading to school this morning ready to get there so she could tell her friends and teachers all about her stitches.

Whew!  

I am so thankful that this wasn't serious and that she was so tough through the whole thing.  Now if only she could be a little less like her mama and be more aware of her surroundings, then maybe we won't have this "fun" experience again. :)

Enjoy the rest of your week, folks!

Love,
G

PS - No shot was needed since they now apply numbing paste before stitches. I'm sure our how night would have gone very differently had this not been the case! :)

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