Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Crazy Saturday Night

We had an interesting weekend! Nathaniel was jumping on the trampoline at our neighbor's house (that should be a BIG clue that something is going to go wrong). {Actually our kids have never gotten really hurt on a trampoline or bouncy house, maybe bonking heads but that's not a big deal.} We had a baptism (for 2 of my primary kids) to go to at 4pm, so I told him to come home by 3pm. Well, he came home on time, but he was crying when he walked thru the door while holding a tissue to his chin. I asked him what happened and he said that he was jumping on the trampoline then hit his chin on the metal frame! OUCH!! I moved the tissue to see what it looked like because he didn't make it sound like it was THAT bad. OH MY GOSH! HE was totally bleeding! His chin was split open! Poor Nathaniel. I told him that he definitely needed stitches. Here is where the real crying began. He did NOT want stitches! Felicia had gotten stitches exactly a year ago, so she was trying to calm him down telling him it would be ok and stitches aren't that bad. She had opted to NOT get the shot when she had her 3 stitches on her elbow. Anyway, I called my Mom immediately & she rushed over to watch the kids for me. You're Awesome MOM - THANKS!!

We went to Urgent Care and he received 5 stitches from a very nice Dr. Hammond. He did a really good job stitching him up too. I got to watch the whole thing. It was pretty cool & very interesting to see his technique. Nathaniel had plenty of time in the waiting room to calm down, then suddenly got nervous again when we got in the room. So, he had a topical gel anesthetic and then a couple shots to numb his chin. He is definitely not a complainer and hardly flinches, so he was a fantastic patient. Good Job Nathaniel!!

Needless to say, we were gone for about 2 1/2 hours and missed the baptisms. Well, I explained to them in class on Sunday what had happened and they were totally understanding. Especially one of the girls that got baptized because she just got her cast off a week ago from a broken elbow - get this...from falling off of her trampoline at the beginning of November! Anyway, I took several pictures of the whole bloody mess - which Ben teased me about it. But as it turns out, Nathaniel was really glad that I took pictures because he wanted me to make a scrapbook page because they were his first stiches! HA - See the kids secretly love that I take lots of pictures!

So, here it is, if you have a really weak stomach and cannot stand even the slightest amount of blood, then DO NOT look, but if you're fine, take a look (the pics are small so you don't see much anyway but you can click on the image to see it larger):
Credits HERE

7 comments:

Monika69 said...

very cool :)

erika said...

wow...poor guy! that is a great scrapbook page though...! i am impressed. as always. :)

SHUMERS said...

That is a big gouge. ouch. I haven't had to deal with stiches with my kids yet. knock on wood

Jenny said...

Ouch. Cuts of any kind make me queezy. Poor guy. Glad it was just that and not something more serious!

Becky Ziegler-Fredrickson said...

Never a dull moment.

Sharon said...

Glad he was so brave! Kaycee has stitches on her chin a few years ago, and Matthew was jumping on Lauren's bed a few months ago and bumped his head on the window sill! Instead of stitches though, they stapled his cut together, with a real staple! He only needed one to close it up. Never a dull moment huh!

Crazymamaof6 said...

that is no fun! way to go taking pictures! and that is awesome he was s brave about it.