Friday, May 23, 2008

Add it to the "Firsts" list

First trip to the E.R.

This is my happy boy on the way to get his poor little gashed-up eye looked at. He fell into the coffee table (which has since been relocated) and cut the area above his eye. The bleeding wasn't profuse, but he was screaming and we couldn't get the bleeding to stop. Kris called his friend Lanny, who is a surgery resident, and he recommended since it was on his face, to take him into the E.R. We didn't want any hacks at the Urgent Care center to ruin his future modeling career, so we loaded him up and headed for the hospital.

As Kris was on the phone with Lanny, Asher began to calm down, but was still upset. I kept having to blot his eye and that was really getting on his nerves. So I did what I would want someone to do for me in this situation--I busted out the Blue Bell Homemade Vanilla. The tears dried up as I began to feed him ice cream. Medicate pain with food--that's what I always say.

So we get to the E.R. and we get "fast-tracked" since Asher didn't require a bed. It only took about 30 minutes of waiting before he was seen by a doctor, who essentially glued his little skin back together. I was really grateful that he didn't need stitches, but we're forking over some serious money for what I could have done at home with some Elmer's. I kid. I was glued back together after my c-section and I will take that over staples or thread any day.

I think the worst part for him was the bracelet that they put on his leg. He did not appreciate that at all and kept trying to rip it off.

His eye is still pretty swollen, but he is back to his old self. We came home and he ate dinner and played for a little while and then went to bed.

We are so thankful this was a minor injury, but it is still so hard to watch your baby in pain. He is such a trooper and has a pretty high pain tolerance, but each time he gets hurt (which seems to occur more frequntly now that he is upright) I want to make some sort of deal where he never has to hurt again and I just take it all. And I'm a pretty weak and selfish person. Being a mom changes everything though, doesn't it?


susanna said...

poor little guy! but he looks so tough, doesn't he? you should have made up a story about him beating up some kids at the park for peeing and he pulled out a Fisher Price screw driver and chased them with he saved the playground from future bullies forever. yeah. that would have been cool.

Jamie said...

Yeah, that would have made a much better story...I need to put more thought into my delivery before I just go and post things.

I may go beat up a few kids at that park, though.

Patti said...

Poor buddy. I used to work in a pediatric ER, and it is AMAZING and ASTONISHING that you got seen in 30 minutes. Maybe you brought along the Bluebell and bribed the staff?

hilarylarson said...

sweet boy, he looks so big and tough. glad he is mening, how are you feeling?

Serg and Lis said...

This may sound silly, and I am by NO means saying that kiddos getting hurt is a cool thing but....I think his war wounds of his childhood/youth/teens will add to his manly-ness/appearance! I think scars makes boys look rough and tough and isn't that how boys are supposed to look?!;)
On dates, scars sometimes saved the night as they were a way to start a conversation!!!:)

Serg and Lis said...

ps.....maybe not suitable for the eye area but, Mother used powdered cayenne pepper on our war wounds, to clot the blood--don't laugh:), it WORKS! I use it now on my wee one and myself, and have to say it doesn't hurt.

Denise said...

Oh dear! Poor little guy! I am glad you got it taken care of right so as not to limit his future as a supermodel! :)

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