Monday, April 03, 2006

Our Evening/Night/Morning at the ER & Happy Birthday Steven!

*Just want to make sure everyone understands that this is ALL STEVEN'S FAULT! lol! I was not at home when this happened. He was responsible for the children's safety and wellbeing!*


So...now that everyone understands this would never have happened on my watch...while Steven was in the shower (hmmm, funny how Daddy gets to take a shower alone!) Claire decided to do some sommersaults on the couch. She fell off and hit the very pointy corner of the coffee table. This results in a big gapping wound, so it's off to the ER...

We waited for a little while before she was called back into triage. There, the nurse cleaned her up and put this little pad of 'numbing stuff' over it, and stuck it on with gauze and tape. Claire thought she had an eye patch and looked like a pirate. So here, she is holding her finger up like it's her hook and going, "Aaaaarrrrggggghhh! I'm a pirate!"



After a couple of hours, she was finally called back into a room. Steven and the other 2 were out in the waiting room, so I was passing time taking pictures. She was having fun posing and saying, "Take a picture of me like this!" and "Take a picture of me with my hands like this!" and "Take a picture of my arms doing this!" (waving her arms wildly, back and forth). For this one, she said, "Take a picture of my SpongeBob slippers!".


Ethan back in the waiting room...all he needs is a toe tag. We were just hoping somebody didn't roll him away! rofl!

Two hours after we get called back, we finally see a doctor. He agrees with us that Claire definitely needs stitches...wounds this gaping cannot be held together with glue. By this time, Steven was actually staying in the room with her, and I was going back and forth between there and the waiting room. I didn't really want to be in there while she was getting stitches, but I was waiting outside the door. Then she started crying for Mommy, so of course I had to run in. They had her wrapped up in a sheet, Steven holding her sides and a nurse holding her head. I was just talking to her, trying to calm her down. Then I actually got to be the doctor's assistant! I got to squirt some saline, or something sterile, anyway, into a bowl! And I did not violate the sterile boundary like Steven did. ;)

Claire did cry, but it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. And here she is, right after stitches and an orange popsicle. "Take a picture of my face this way!"

Now, here she is The Morning After...yeah, she looks pitiful, but don't feel sorry for her! I'm just making her mad because I wanted to take a picture and she is trying to watch a movie. Seriously, she is bouncing around today like nothing ever happened. I bet she busts these stitches right open!

10 comments:

vicci said...

Oooohhhh that little stinker! Look at her shiner and stitches!!! I think every kid on the planet falls and hits their head at exactly the same spot! Poor baby! Never a dull moment at your house my FRIEND!!!

Turquoise CRO said...

Prayers are coming your way my friend!!! for Claire and Steven's dad and all!!!Phew! When it rains, it pours! heh??? xooxo

zorana said...

She is so cute! Tell her that her Sponge Bob slippers are adorable! I can't imagine - waiting for hours to get stitches... Hope it heals very fast.

my vintage days said...

Glad to hear she is OK, now she'll have something to tell her kids while trying to stop them from jumping on the furniture..lol

Odd Mix said...

She is very cute. Tell her I ran screaming in terror at her pirate look.

I hope she feels better and that Steven's dad is doing well.

Kim said...

Between you and Blackbird, this weeks posts from hospitals are covered.

Tree said...

Aaaaw, she's adorable, even with stitches! Of course, being a catastrophic thinker, I immediately thought, "Darn good thing she didn't hit her eyeball!"

Cindy said...

She definately is a spunky one to be in that good of spirits even though she is hurt! Brad got his right eye. Same curve typed cut, only 3 stitches. I must say, Claire got hers in a much more adventurous way! Brad did his while brushing his teeth :-s. He fell off the stool and hit the corner of the counter.
I hope it is feeling a bit better by now!
Hugs,
Cindy

Hayley said...

Ughhh....very lucky! That was TOO close to the eye!!! Someone was certainly watching out for her!

Love ya'! Miss you!!

Hayley

Misty Mawn said...

OH...I am so sorry you had to go through this...it really makes my stomache ache reading this...I have been through it three times with my little ones...
So cute that she could make the best of it and pretend to be a little sweet pirate!
My thoughts are with you! ;-)