Thursday, April 2, 2009

Drama Drama Drama

Yesterday, I was trying to get Patrick to come lay down so I could change his diaper and instead of obeying, he ran. I tried to catch his arm but missed, and he looked back to laugh and tripped and went right into the corner of my Moms base board. I thought he had just bonked his head but he turned his head and I could see the gash on his cheek. I panicked and picked him up and ran to the kitchen to get a rag and try to control the bleeding. I called Mom and she left everything she had in her cart at the store and ran for the exit. I called Bonnie Phillips next door and she ran right over. I am so thankful to her. I panicked when I shouldnt have. We have never had a bad accident yet so it was new to me. We couldnt tell how deep it was but Bonnie said it didnt look to deep. We cleaned it and put a butterfly bandage on it with a band-aid over that.

Then, today he had a check up at the doctor for a previous ear infection. I had her look at it, and as soon as I took the band-aid off she said "yeah that needs stitches" I was really hoping she was wrong. After further cleaning of the wound she found out it was not as deep as she initially thought and said I had been smart to put the butterfly bandage on because it had already started healing together. She cleaned it with iodine and put steri strips on it to keep it closed while it healed. The hardest part was getting the band-aid off, he did not want us to touch it and cried bloody murder when all we needed to do was such a simple thing. He cried and thrashed while she cleaned it and was shaking the whole time. Poor baby (remind you of anyone Mom?)This was before the butterfly bandage came off. It doesnt look too bad here.

6 comments:

Carla said...

I love that second picture... little sad faces are so cute! We've been to the urgent care a dozen or more times with James and Andrew (they're wild!) and I still panic every time. Maybe it's just a mom thing.

Mrs. Schmalison said...

I really didnt want to go to urgent care because I would have been there forever and Jesus and just left town. I dont look forward to all the accidents these two are going to have.

The Fergy Bunch said...

Aww poor thing! It's hard no to react, I mean come on, it's your baby! Good thinking on how you took care of it, I never would have thought of it!

Ashley and Nate said...

Aww, how sad. Paige hasn't had a major accident yet, but I know I won't react well. I freak out about stuff like that.

tim said...

What a tough kid. I probably would have passed out. Accidents like that will put hair on his chest.

Gini said...

Oh sad!! Poor Patrick... that would be devastating as a mom! (or child I guess for that matter). I'm glad you got it checked out by the doc... :)
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