4 Stitches: 2 inside his cheek and 2 on the outside! This morning we talked about how today we are going to take him out for a surprise as he was so good. He responds " Do you know why I was so good at the Hospital.....member when I asked who the police guys were?...You said they are the guys (security) that make sure people are behaving (Yes, I said that implying those in the waiting room)...well, I didn't want them to get me so I had to behave!" OMG!!!! Poor guy, the entire time he thought Security was there to make sure he behaves for the Dr. Guess I next time I will explain in better detail the role of Hospital employees. I also work at the Hospital Clinic, so he is familiar and his name was Anthony and we were at St Anthony's...he thought that was pretty cool!
Sunday, January 27, 2013
Our Trip to the ER Last Night & Why My Son Behaved So Well
Last night was out turn to host Fight night. There were UFC Fights and we had some friends over. After the fight, my 4 year old wanted to play Fight so a friend of ours, sitting on our couch put his hand up so my son could punch the palm of his hand. It became a game. At one point my son thought he'd get a running start on his punch, tripped and went face first into the arm rest of the couch. It wasn't that dramatic of a fall until he stood up and gushing blood was coming from his mouth. In a panic I raced him to the Bathroom to get wet rags and find the bleeding source. He was hysterical from seeing all the Blood and there was a lot! I had to insist he stop crying as his crying is making him bleed worse and amazingly he immediately stopped so I can find the source. It was obvious right away he had put his tooth completely through his lip! His bottom lip was slit and the inside of his cheek at the lip looked like Cauliflower! I knew he needed stitches so off to the local ER at 8pm we went! He was very nervous but played Brave the whole time. All of our friends came with us as we packed into the Excursion. They loved us all in their quiet ER-really we were all pleasant and the staff was awesome! I know having himself surrounded by us all made him that much more relaxed as that is why I thought he was being amazingly calm. They gave him a Lidocaine injection-a wince, but no tears! He asked "When is this ball going to be gone out of my mouth?" We explained that it is Medicine that makes him not feel anything so when the Dr fixes his lip it won't hurt. They promised him Chocolate Pudding after and explained to us that most kids would have freaked out and when they are combative like that they usually need conscious sedation and that is a 4 hour ordeal. Thank god he was calm! We were all amazed, nurses and Dr included! We were back home by 9:30pm-gave him Advil and he crashed! This morning......