I never needed stitches as a kid. Errr… I should correct that. I never got stitches as a kid. There was one time when I needed them terribly (could see the bone) but my parents told me I was fine and sent me back downstairs to play (I still have a hole in my ankle there, but it’s just fine). I digress…..
Bryson got stitches yesterday morning. He tripped on a stupid rug (one that I’d bought and Hottie had said would kill one of us one day because it was so easy to trip on) and slammed his head into a footstool. Hottie swooped him up, calmly announced that there was blood, brought him to me and I said, “he needs stitches.”. We were loaded up in the car, our family of 4, within a few minutes with clothes and snacks packed for the kids. No one cried, no one yelled, no one got stressed… We all just went.
Bryson stopped crying and was back to smiling the minute we were in the car. He’s such a big kid! The ER got us right in and Bryson was very cooperative. He got some versed for the actual stitching process and was groggy for a couple of hours afterwards.
3 stitches, a big breakfast, and a mall nap later and he was back to thinking that life is grand and that he is invincible!
(I must note that Matthew was such a good boy all day! He was so concerned about his little brother and just rolled with the punches with patience and happiness!)
October 5, 2014 at 1:29 pm
You all handled that much better than I would have! Bryson is such a trooper, what a good kiddo! And Matthew for being so worried about his little brother, I can imagine he was concerned. I’m glad it wasn’t any worse than it was, and now you can say the first ER visit is behind you…and hopefully the last for a long, long time.
October 5, 2014 at 10:18 pm
We had a total freak-out with Matthew right about this age that involved the ER and much drama, and we learned then that all will be ok. And we had to keep it together for Matthew. He did start to cry when he saw the blood running down Bryson’s face, but we caught that quickly and made it seem like no big deal. He perked up and relaxed a bit.
I’m surprised it took this long for Bryson to have a bad accident. He’s such a climber!
October 5, 2014 at 9:48 pm
Great job staying calm! Glad everyone is ok.
October 5, 2014 at 10:18 pm
Thanks! Me too!
October 5, 2014 at 11:13 pm
Oh poor Bryson! But he looks so brave (and that photo of him in the bed is too much. LOVE!)
I’m glad he’s all better now. Nice job keeping your cool mama.
October 12, 2014 at 10:14 pm
Thanks! He was pretty relaxed in that one photo – lots of nice versed keeping him calm by then!
October 7, 2014 at 2:41 pm
I remember when Aiden was attacked by our dog, how horrible I felt. It was the worst thing ever to go through, but I agree with you, kids feed off of your stress for sure. At least it wasn’t worse or he lost a tooth or something. So glad he’s healing up well and back to his busy self!
October 12, 2014 at 10:11 pm
Thank you@ He was back to his regular activity later that day after his nap. Nothing sets these kids back!