Monday, August 11, 2008

Saturday Night Emergency Room Visit

We had such a blast all afternoon and evening on Saturday. I walked to Butcher Boy and picked up some yummy meat. Dean was working all day on installing the new water heater. So BBQ was just what would make the perfect day even better. We ate and then while we were cleaning up I asked Sloan if she could carry the cups and my glass into the house. On her way up the stairs, she tripped. The mason jar broke. Sloan started crying and screaming. Dean is like, I think you might want to come take a look at this. Blood was all over the place. When I first looked at Sloan's mouth, I couldn't see any of the bottom front teeth. I thought for sure my daughter was going to have to wear dentures the rest of her life. Once we got her cleaned up I found where all the blood was coming from. Poor little thing, she had a laceration that went strait through her lip. We couldn't tell if she had glass in the hole or not. So off to the emergency room we went. Thankfully they only had to use some Dermabond instead of stitches. It was so traumatic for Sloan, but once we got her calmed down she was wonderful about the whole thing. She has such aversions to Dr.' of any kind. I don't half blame her. She was amazing and I was sure to let her know how wonderful and brave she was.

Today when I picked her up from school, she had picked off the Dermabond! I could just spank her little buns! (not really, please don't call social services) But I couldn't believe it. She doesn't understand what scars are. It's a pretty good sized laceration. Little stinker. So I had two choices, take her back to the emergency room and have them put more Dermabond on the wound, or grab some liquid band aid from the store. I chose the latter. We will see if she leaves it on. The Dr. also put her on an antibiotic because of her diabetes. I know it's hard to see the wound to its fullest in this picture, but trust me, for a mom it's the most horrifying thing to see on one of your kids.


Firefly Hill said...

How scary! I am glad Sloan is OK and I hope she wont have a scar!

Such beautiful girls you have!


mysteryhistorymom said...

Summer- How frightening! I am so glad that little "adventure" is over. I am sure that all will be well and now Sloan has a great story to share with her friends...:-) Lori

Artfulife said...

Yes, total drama, but it could have been so much worse. She was very fortunate.

CMR said...

YOW! I'm all too familiar with the various injuries that children can incur along the way. Both of mine have had stitches already! They bounce back really quickly and have great stories to tell when they are older :P

PS, you need to tkae more photos of your kids , haha

Joanne Kennedy said...

Poor thing. I bet she was scared to death. I would have been. I know mommy was too!

Those photos of your kids in the posts below are darling!


Artfulife said...

I know, I know way too many photos. If I don't post them I have angry relatives asking when I will post more. Sorry all!

Cordwood Cabin said...

Ouch!! That would really hurt! It trumps all the black eyes and bandaged knees of childhood...I hope she's feeling better (and leaving the Band-Aid on!) -- Eliza

KKJD1 said...

How terrible. Glad Sloan's alright.
All the pics of the girls are so sweet. I dont ever remember my boys being sweet and loving to each other. Your family is precious. Hope you have a great day. blessings,Karen

Christina Joy said...

Oh man! Its always so hard to see your kids in pain, especially when blood is involved (regardless of how much or how little...although I think much blood would be more traumatizing!). Glad to hear Sloan is a-ok!

Shay said...

Oh how scary!! I'm so glad that Sloan is ok, I hope she keeps the liquid bandaid on! lol Been there done that! lol I'm so happy she's alright and that Mommy is too, that really is one of the most terrifying things as parents, to know your child is in pain and cannot take it away! You have such a beautiful family!