Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Get Out the Bubble Wrap

On Sunday, January 18th, we were all rushing around, getting ready for Church. All except for Joshua, who was playing with the dog. He was standing at the top of the stairs and threw Shadow's doughnut down the stairs. Shadow bumped into him as he ran down, knocking Joshua into the wall backwards (luckily it wasn't down the stairs). He started crying and Caleb went over to comfort him. I heard a "Um, mom, I think you need to come here" and opened the door. I saw a little bit of blood on Caleb's hand and went to inspect the damage. His hand wasn't very bloody, so I wasn't expecting much. I asked Joshua to show me where it hurt (he is waaaaaaay overdue for a haircut). As I started to look through the hair in the general area that he pointed, a drop of blood fell onto his neck, followed by another. I stopped looking and opened the linen closet (luckily it was right next to us) and grabbed our red washcloth (luckily I procrastinated putting it back into the first aid kit, which we keep downstairs). I pressed it onto his head for a few seconds, then went back to looking. The second I saw the gash, I yelled for Perry that a trip to the ER was going to be coming. Thankfully I remembered that the urgent care center run by the children's hospital was open- it's about a mile down the street and the co-pay was $70 less than the ER. Perry took him while I finished getting the kids ready for church. Six stitches and an hour later, they were home.


Diana said...

Wow, did this bring back some memories of ER visits and stitches when my kids were young-uns. On the bright side, they now enjoy the bragging rights that a nasty looking scar entitles them to, and since it's in his hair, it won't be highly visible. (John has a frankenstein scar right in the middle of his forehead). Glad everything turned out okay - you sure are a fast thinker!

Jamie said...

He has his "scorpion skeleton" scar above his left eye from his meeting with a dresser on my birthday.