Yet another injury!!!
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Yet another injury!!!
Well, I swear ladies, my son is going to give me a heart attack before I am 30. Madison pushed him on Sunday morning, and he hit his head on the entertainment stand in the playroom. I was actually in bed, they were watching a movie, and he comes streaking into my room screaming his head off. Blood everywhere, I jump up (sans clothes, this was an awful scene), run him to the bathroom, and try to clean it up. I get the bleeding slowed enough to take him to the ER, where he got 7 stitches in his forehead. Nate stayed with him at the hospital, and sent me home, because I get so queasy with stuff like that. *sigh* This is the second major cut on his head in a year, the other one couldn't be stitched, but left a nice scar. Hopefully the scar from this one will grow back into his hairline. It's too bad he's going as SpiderMan for Halloween, because he'd make a great Frankenstein right now!!
My brother was like that. For as long as I could remember, when we were children, I don't think a summer went by without him having a split scalp at least twice.
By now you know head wounds bleed like crazy - and usually there is a whole lot more blood than serious injury. The ER and stitches of course, just to be safe and to close the split, help prevent infection, and leave a better scar. But some kids are just like that, I'm afraid.
You'd better get used to keeping some ice packs in the frig and have a stack of clean rags handy for the next time, Crystal. And learn what is the best way to get blood out of clothes and upholstery. (Oh, and think about putting safety edges - those rounded plastic strips - on all the playroom stuff with corners. Those corners are murder on scalps.)
I was like that Crystal.
If they'd had bubble wrap when I was little, I think mom would have wrapped me in it.
The funny thing is the table has rounded edges, so I'm not sure exactly how it split his head open. It was a nice clean split, stitches are even, so we were lucky there. Honestly, I feel like I could pad all of the surfaces in my house, and he'd still find a way to hurt himself!! He's being a trooper about it, though.
Crystal, my middle kid was like that. It got so bad that I got some surgical glue and on more than one occasion glued him back together myself! There is only one spot that maybe i should have taken him to the doc for, but it was more of a puncture wound
just FYI, when you go to change the dressing on the stitches, and are supposed to clean it, use peroxide (on faces), it makes it take longer to heal, but helps reduce scar tissue. I had two er docs tell me this.
the good news is this phase started at about age 2 and ended about 2nd grade..LOL.
The worst was when he ran into a tree (not looking), a small 4 inch diameter tree with a large mulch mound, and some how cut the insde of his lip open and needed 7 stitches INSIDE his mouth. Talk about queasy!
I was the accident-prone child, at my house! LOL! Hope it feels better soon.
Poor little guy. How is he doing today?
He's doing fine today, thanks for asking. He gets the stitches out on Friday, and his aunt will be in town that night, so he'll get spoiled a bit.