Thursday, March 12, 2009

Can you believe he's the first?

With three boys in our family you would think this wasn't anything new. Monday we were visiting at Grandma and Papa's house and I heard a smack and then crying. The kind of crying where a Mama knows something is definitely wrong. I guess my Mom said "Someone's going to need stitches" and I didn't even hear her. I was so focused on getting out there to see what happened.

Come to find out, Josh was "teaching" Seth to golf with a big piece of wood. It was actually one of those rods that you hang your clothes on in the closet. Unfortunately for Seth his head became the golf ball! Josh felt horrible and was patting Seth on the back saying, "You know I would never hurt you on purpose, right Seth?"

We decided to head to urgent care because we only have to pay a $20 co-pay there. Plus, we thought we might get in and out quicker and be on our way. We sat in the waiting room for about 25 minutes and then went back to the room. They came in, cleaned it up and put some numbing medicine on it. We had to wait another 15 minutes for that to kick in. Then the doc came in and got all ready... let the freak out begin! Jeff, Grandma and I all tried to hold him down while the doc sat back and waited. I was getting frustrated that he wouldn't give us a hand. So after a couple minutes he said he was done and it just wasn't going to work.

We got to the ER and the waiting room was packed! We waited to be seen in triage for about 30 minutes. They told us it would probably be about a 2 hour wait. What to do with a kid that has blood running down his face for 2 hours in a dirty, infected waiting room. We asked if we could go grab something to eat and got the okay. Seth was excited to find cheese pizza in the cafeteria and even more excited to have strawberry milk with it!

Back in the ER, we were entertained by another family sitting next to us. They laughed and joked with us about life. Grandma and Seth played one of his favorite games where you draw shapes, numbers and letters on his back and he figures out what it is. Great education while filling time. It took a little over 3 hours before they called his name but we made the most of it and there will always be memories of that night!

Sorry, that ended up being longer than I intended it to be! Here's what you get when you mix two little boys and a rod...

Kicking back in the ER waiting for the doc...

Unsure of what's to come and starting to worry...

He's crying, we're smiling... great photo!

He's not out of it but laying so still after making a deal with Grandma...

Smiling to make Mom happy...

He wanted one up close so you all could see how brave he is...


The deal Grandma made with him... A $10 toy from Toys R Us!

6 comments:

Joy Abbott said...

Wow!sounds like an adventure! Glad everything is okay! Seth you were so BRAVE!!

Sassy Granny ... said...

We grandmas rock!

With three boys, you just might have another trip or two to the ER in store before they're all safely delivered into adulthood.

Great pics, by the way.

Kathleen

Shalee said...

Poor little buddy... And you're right, I can't believe that you made it this long before a stitches! And sometimes knowing the reward really helps to deal with the yucky stuff! Way to go Grandma!

Barbie @ Mamaology said...

Pool little guy. Wow I never knew they would have you wait that long while he was bleeding? Glad it all turned out ok!!!

Vicki said...

We were at the ER eight times in six weeks at one point. We knew the doctors, the nurses, the Xray people - it was great. Too bad they didn't give quantity discounts!!

Russell Fam. said...

Oh my goodness! I just read this and I can't believe the poor little guy had to wait so long! I'm glad he got to make a little trip to the toy store-yeah! :)