Thursday, February 4, 2010

It’s Okay honey we just need to go to the Emergency Room.

Explain a time there was an emergency. What “mode” did you go into? Freaking out, calm and collected, etc.
When my son was two him and a friend were playing on my exercise trampoline with his cars, using it as a race track. They got really tickled about something and my son was laughing so hard he rolled off the trampoline and right into his mini rocking chair. The one in this pic:
imageHe came running to me crying hysterically and I scooped him up and was holding him to me trying to comfort him. My sister happened to be at the house that day and she was sitting with me holding my nephew and she looked at me and in her best don’t freak out voice she said
I pulled him away from me and all I could see was blood all over the left side of his face and on my shirt.
This was my first Oh My Goodness my child is hurt moment, sure he had boo boos before, but this was not a boo boo there was a gash in my sons head.
I was shocked that I did not panic, I took him into the kitchen and washed the blood away and put pressure on it til it stopped bleeding and then put a band aid on all while I was trying to calm him down saying it would be okay.
In the mean time my sister called the pediatrician, the father of his friend so he could come get him and my Mom since we needed her to ride with us to keep him awake. 30 minutes later myself, my son and my mom were headed to the ER where they put him in a straight jacket, they don’t call it that but that is what it looked like, and applied Dermabond.
It was a pretty quick visit, but I could have done without the straight jacket, trying to hold a 2 year old still while the numbing agent takes affect was not the highlight of the ER visit let me tell ya. Now he has the just the faintest scar. P1040457


  1. That would be so scary! I actually have one below my left eyebrow from playing football with the boys when I was 5!
    Droppin by from Mama Kat's

  2. How scary! I hate those scary moments. As the mother of a 14-year old football player, I've been through my fair share of ER visits, etc. and it never gets any easier. At least not for me. I'm so glad your son is okay. He's a handsome little guy and that faint scar gives him character!
    Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. :)

    Kristi, Live and Love...Out Loud

  3. Awesome way to stay calm. Blood is scary.

  4. Aww, poor little guy! Props for staying calm! Blood on my baby puts me a little off-kilter.

  5. Glad it's just a small scar and that you held it together so he didn't freak out more than he probably already was!

  6. After the first several bangs and cuts that led to hospital ER visits, I finally figured out that it was a good thing we lived so close to the medical center - and the ER doc came to know us well as the son made it his life work to discover new ways of breaking/cutting/spraining things. By the time the teen years were in full swing, I think he could have come into the house carrying his head on a platter and all I would have said is "C'mon, lets go to the ER."

    Thank heavens he's off on his own now - I need to rest up before the grandkids arrive to start all over again.

  7. It is so hard to stay calm in those moments!

  8. so scary! My husband has a scar in the same place.
    thanks for stopping by my blog!

  9. So scary! It's amazing how mothers can seem to find that "don't panic" mode when they need it! You did really great!

  10. Oh poor baby, it's so scary when this happens! We are also familiar with dermabond!