Sunday, September 07, 2008

Milestones in Son's Life: ER visit #1

Yup, it's true. Son finally got to go to the ER for those stitches he always wanted!!
This weekend, Son was invited to go biking with a friend near his house. MB dropped him off, then ran some errands...then came home. Shortly after that, we received a phone call from his friend's parents. He had hit some rocks and flipped over his handlebars. MB rushed off to pick him up.
When he got out of the car, my heart nearly stopped. He was covered (covered!!) in blood. We stripped his clothes off and got him into the tub.
Turns out he had only one (one!) cut, on the bridge of his nose. In this cut was a dark spot that we thought could either be a rock...or a hole. After getting him out of the tub and into his pajamas, MB decided he should take Son to the clinic near our house. They were going to put stitches in, but then the Dr. called the Children's Hospital and they decided they wanted to see him. So they came home and got me and we all went to the Children's Hospital. They couldn't tell if his nose was broken or not, so they just put in stitches and sent us home. He has to got back to the ENT (ear, nose, throat) this week. If his nose is broken, they'll reset it. Also they will take the stitches out.
I did get some photos. The weirdest thing is that he looks so unlike himself right now. He is developing some bruises on his forehead and some dark circles beneath his eyes.
His stitches look pretty gnarly. And he has a good story to tell. And we all know how important that is.


Nik said...

Ouch. Poor kid. Kiss him around but not on the nose area for me. Z will be sorry her friend got hurt. I hope the adrenaline has leeched out of your blood by now.

Lisa B. said...

Wow, and glad to hear it isn't too serious, although trips to ER/hospital are always very grave, in my opinion. I can only imagine how you guys were feeling.

Fritz said...

If only I could hear the lively discussion about this among his classmates at the OC. He'll be a celebrity! Small consolation for mom, but maybe not so small for him. :)

Valerie said...

Oh NO! It's the worst. Poor little dude. Funny that he flipped over the handlebars right after learning about the Three Stooges.

ErinAlice said...

OMG!!! Did you freak out??? Good to hear he is okay and taking every chance he has to tell his story over and over!! I mean if you can't tell about afterward, what is the point??

julie said...

He'll have a great story to tell well into his young adulthood, if my 23-yr-old son is any exmaple: his similar story (out with a family friend, massive bleeding with a smashed/cut lip, ER visit) still elicits "Wow!"s from listeners.

Just recently found your blog -- like it and have linked it to my blog, Thanks.

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