Friday, February 20, 2009

Our first experience with stitches

Sawyer had to get stitches yesterday. Believe it or not, this is our first experience with stitches!! It's hard to believe that with 4 boys who are all boy and love to wrestle, be physical, and get wild that we have not been to the ER more! I am thankful for that though :) So anyway, Jason and I dropped Brodie off at school and then took Deacon and Truman to pre-school and came back home. When we got inside, I headed into the kitchen to make some coffee and Jason was helping Sawyer out of his coat. I was in the kitchen when I heard Jason say, "Oh, my God!" and I could tell by the tone of his voice that something had happened. That's when I heard Sawyer start crying so I ran in to the front room. Jason is down on the floor holding Sawyer and blood is just pouring out of his head. You know how head wounds bleed A LOT! Jason was pretty much freaking out, but I asked him what happened. He was helping Sawyer out of his coat when Sawyer kind of twisted and tripped and hit his head right on the hinges of our computer desk. Once I got it wiped off and cleaned up and saw that it was pretty deep, we thought we better go have it looked at. We tried urgent care but they won't do head wounds on kids under 5 so we were off to the ER. We got right in and the doctor was so nice! The worst part was having to hold him down while they put the liquid stitches on, he did NOT like that!! Once that was over, I picked him up and he fell asleep on my shoulder. Poor guy, he had had a rough morning! I honestly think the whole thing was the worst for Jason. He was pretty much freaking out and he feels horrible about the whole thing since he was right there when it happened. Sawyer seems to be back to himself though. I'm sure this won't be our last trip to the ER, but I hope it is our last one for a while!

1 comment:

medea said...

Poor Sawyer. And poor mama, you must have been so scared. I'm glad he got liquid stitches though, those are so much faster. Hope he heals soon.