Monday, January 11, 2010

{Good Morning Monday}

I hope everyone was able to stay warm this weekend. It was freezing!!!
I can not believe how cold it has been this past week. Since we live in Florida it isn't like we have this weather often so when we do have hard freezes we don't know what to do.
Even though it was cold we did venture out this past weekend.

I thought I would share with you today an experience I had over the weekend.
Taking my oldest child to the ER.
That is right.... This is the second time....

He is my accident prone child. I don't know what it is but he is always hurting himself. I think it's that he doesn't pay attention sometimes to what he is doing and ends up running into walls and stuff.
Well anyway--

This past weekend we did have an interesting trip to the ER. This time it was not for something as minor as the last time though.

While visiting my hubby's grandparents Ethan had a collision with the stairs. As most of you know he is a bit clumsy and runs into all sorts of things. While we were in the process of packing up to leave Grandmother and Granddaddy's house Ethan was running toward the kitchen and tripped. They have this medal stair nosing--that is right,Gus said it is called a medal star nosing--known as a medal edge on the step. Well when he fell we were all standing there and saw it happen. As soon as his head hit it and he started screaming...Gus grabbed him up quickly and ran to the kitchen, while the rest of us ran around getting rags and basically not knowing how to react. Gus took one look at it and said we needed to get to the hospital.
So we quickly loaded up and I sat in the back seat of the car with Ethan while holding the rag tightly on his head.
Gus dropped us off at the ER door and met up with us after parking the car.
I of coarse signed him in and then anxiously waited.
 I didn't know what it looked like because I hadn't had a chance to look at it yet so I thought I would take a peak while waiting. I took one look and started to tear up. 
At that time, Gus came walking up with Tucker and took Ethan for me. I didn't want Ethan to see me tear up so I quickly walked down the hall.
I thought I would be stronger then what I was but it was hard to see him wanting to go to sleep and crying.  
It was deep and I just prayed that they could easily fix it without Ethan giving them a hard time.

Well he did great. He was so brave and they were able to fix it with no problems.
They cleaned the wound, glued it and put 3 strips on it and then topped it with a bandage. We will need to follow up with the pediatrician Monday morning but he should be fine.

Here are some pictures taken on Gus' phone while in the ER.
He isn't out of it in this picture. He is just blinking.
You can't tell how deep it is here but when you looked at it in person it was definitely deeper then what the closeness of the picture is showing. 
 Here he is when they were almost finished. He did wonderfully!!

Hopefully we will stay out of the ER for a long time.. These trips are not fun. :-(



BOWquet said...

Oh my what a brave boy! And a brave mommy too, I think I'd be crying the most out of anyone... :)

debevans said...

I agree!! What a brave Mom and Boy!

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