Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Starting the day with a bang!

My day literally started with a bang. Just before I was going to put Isaiah down for a nap, he banged his head on our end table (a curved one, nonetheless) and blood started gushing out. Of course, I freaked out and grabbed the closest thing to me, which was a wipe, and tried to stop the bleeding. Isaiah's screaming, I'm crying and I'm trying to find something more appropriate to stop all the bleeding. Before I could finally find a wash cloth, I used the sleeve of my sweatshirt (I knew those hoodies were good for something!). Finally I got Isaiah to calm down, and he just layed across my lap watching Sesame Street.
like nothing happened at all!




Now the real reason I was really freaking out is this: We just moved, I didn't change Isaiah's pediatrician, and I don't even know how to get to the hospital! So suffice it to say that I was even more upset when I called my husband's cell phone and couldn't reach him. Ahh.. the trauma of it all. Finally I found his work number and he came home. Thank goodness because he was totally in control of the situation.





I ran out to the drug store for some butterfly bandaids, but I quickly realized this wasn't going to work. So John made all the phone calls to the health insurance and found us a pediatrician that would see us.
mommy's Dr. skills



Isaiah was completely fine the whole time. He was walking around, laughing, playing with the toys at the Dr.'s office (yuck), and talking up a storm with some other people there.





The Dr. told us she could probably just fix it with Dermabond, no stitches needed. The worst part about this situation was that we had to wrap him in a sheet and hold him down. I held his legs, daddy his arms, and the nurse held his head. The poor kid was screaming so loud that the entire office could hear him. Luckily he recovered quickly and is now taking a nap as I am writing this.



with the Dermabond

The challenge is, as the Dr. reminded us many times, is going to be preventing him from hitting his head again. Oh boy, wish me luck with this one. Isaiah is such a physical boy and is always banging his head on something. As long as we have no other head splitting open instances, I think I'll be o.k. Now I think it's time for me to have a nap too. Poor mommy.

Hmm now that I'm writing this, it reminds me of Lera's post about her son!

13 comments:

Handi Dandi Mandi said...

What a day you've had! Isaiah seemed like he handled things pretty well, all things considered.

Sarah and Jack said...

Oh Katie! It is so upsetting when your kids get hurt. Hopefully he won't bang it again before it has time to heal.

Mary said...

Poor Isaiah & Mommy! I hope his poor noggin heals quickly.

Heidi said...

Oh, bless his little heart! That's a pretty good gash for it being a curved table--good thing he didn't hit a corner! Yikes. Hugs to you too!

lera said...

I was just going to say how familiar it all seemed, when I read the last few sentences of your post.

Jack's dermabond JUST fell off this weekend (almost 2 wks later). Did the dr put him on antibiotics? And did the dr tell you about the Neosporin Scar Solutions strips? (If not, email me.)

African Kelli said...

Oooh, that is the worst. I am sure you felt so panicked! But it sounds like you handled everything like a champ. I think dermabond is essentially superglue.

Jess said...

Poor little guy! Isn't it funny how in the end, the kids are always the calmest about these things? I hope he's feeling better soon.

LeeAnn said...

What a way to start your day! Head wounds are the worse! You just made me realive I have no idea where my hospital is. I better google that for future reference.

Felicia said...

Poor little guy. Hope he is better soon!

Miz Smoochie Lips said...

Oh my gosh!! Pooooor baby!!! Poor mommy too... I remember those days. Sigh. And then you baby grows up... sigh. I'm so glad he's ok! And you too. Now go open up a big ol' bottle of wine.

Heidijayhawk said...

oh poor baby! poor mommy! parker had a dermadond experience around thanksgiving and the drama about did me in! parker, however, took it all in stride. the joys of having a boy!

Natasha said...

Oh I can relate to this story!! When the twins were about Isaiah's age Nolan did the same thing on his forhead-we went to the Dr. did the dermabond- held him down- then the next morning he came into the kitchen with blood dripping down his forhead, onto his nose and onto the floor. Looking all forlorn he says "mama wook at wat my broder did" (look at what my brother did) Argh not much to do then- he still has a scar.

The Wooden Spool said...

OHhhh my goodness! That is sooo scary when little ones get hurt like that! I feel for ya! I can totally relate to the panic feeling...one of our little ones fell and went unconscious and stopped breathing and we had to do CPR on her! SUPER SCARY! Called 911, took her to the ER and did CTscans, the whole nine yards! I was a total skiddish mom for days after, just walking around like you, picking up toys and following her around the house to make sure she didn't get hurt again and land on the precious head! Kids can do the silliest things right in front of you! Hang in there!!! ~