Tuesday, May 25, 2010

A Massive Gaping Head Wound Will Get You A Whole Lot Of Cool Stuff

Yesterday Joey had a collision with another kid on the playground at school and got a pretty nasty cut above his eye. We took him to the doctor's office and he didn't even flinch when they gave him a few shots in the cut and sewed him up with stitches on the inside and outside of the cut. Ouch. Such a tough guy.

This is the first emergency trip to the doctor's office for any of my boys. With three very active boys I am amazed we have not had any broken bones, sprained parts and pieces, or any other massive gaping head wounds until today.
This is Joe right when he got home from the doctor's. The doctor told us to ice it as much as possible to keep the swelling down but that Joey's whole eye would probably be swollen and black and blue the next day. We gave him ibuprofen to help him sleep and hoped for the best.
This morning his eye was definitely red and swollen but not at all black and blue. Joe was still pretty sore and he decided he wanted to stay home from school. I agreed that another day off might be in order.
Overall, I think that Joey thought this whole getting hurt thing wasn't such a bad deal. He had gotten a happy meal out of it. A bunch of snacks. A new toy. A ton of attention. He spent the day playing board games and drawing outside on the patio with chalk instead of working hard in school. Not too shabby.
(When Joey saw this picture he said, "Okay, now that just looks ridiculous." hehe And for the record, I disagree. Stitches or no stitches he is a handsome little man.)

25 comments:

Rebecca Ramsey said...

I agree with you. Ladies of the future, watch out!
We've had more than our share of broken bones and stitches at our house, but the shock of the first was definitely the worst.
I say give the sweetie whatever he needs. I know he'll have great memories of his loving mommy!

Mom24 said...

He's definitely a handsome little man. Hope he's feeling better. I agree he deserved the day off, and the Happy Meal and the stuff. :)

Rebekah has the same scar. She got hers at ballet.

Brittany said...

Oh my! poor little head! He is still quite cute, though! Hope he feels well soon!!!

Cassie said...

Poor thing! I think he deserved that happy meal! LOL

Rima said...

He is ADORABLE, even with the head wound!

Glad he's OK.

Kelly said...

He sure is handsome! Hope it won't scar too badly.

Hilary said...

Aww poor little guy. It's not a bad placement for a cut. His eyebrow will hide the scar well.

Elaine A. said...

I love that he said "now that just looks ridiculous!" HA! Sounds like he's a real trooper. And yeah, the time off school certainly helped I'm sure!

Dawn said...

That cute kid of yours says the funniest things. ;) He doesn't look ridiculous at all...just adorable. I hope he heals quickly.

Scrappy said...

Aw, poor kid! That is pretty lucky to have that be the first stitches. My first had just turned 18 months old when we made our first trip to get stitches.
He is such a handsome guy. I hope he is feeling a lot better soon.

DysFUNctional Mom said...

Tough guy! Did you tell him that chicks dig scars? LOL

Stephanie said...

Wow! What a tough little dude! I flinch at the mention of shots in a wound. He looks great though!

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

I bet his little scar from the stitches will make him look TOUGH!
Poor kid, he looks like he took it pretty well.

tweetey30 said...

He is a very handsome little guy and his scar will make him more unique than he already is... i agree with the other mommmies he deserves the great treatment for the extra day..

MamaB said...

He is definately a cutie! Besides chicks dig scars!! So watch out!! So glad he was okay, we have yet to have that trip to the doctors office!

Jeni said...

Yep! And look here, you're getting even more compliments too on how handsome a young fellow you are -even with a red eye right now and stitches!
And to you Kat -yep, you are lucky if that's the first emergency type visit you've had to make with three active boys and a little girl about to follow suit very soon too! I was lucky with my kids in that I really didn't have too many E.R. trips over the years -only one broken arm (my son), a broken nose (younger daughter) and a cut hand requiring 14 stitches (oldest) -that I said was a classic case of dishpan hands for her as she cut her hand on a broken water glass while washing dishes! Unfortunately, accidents will happen with kids and let's just hope and pray than none are more serious over the years to come than a stitch or two or perhaps a cast on a leg or arm. Growing pains for children and parents alike I guess they are, aren't they?

Tonya said...

my daughter got hit in the eye with a snow boot but it didn't split open. However, I wanted to say that as the days go on and it starts to heal is when the black, blue and purple will appear.

sitting on the mood swing at the playground said...

I've never seen such cute stitches.

Emily said...

oh, owie, owie, owie! I hope he's feeling better. Poor guy.

Random Musings Of My Life said...

Love kids...

Kristen said...

oh no!!! Poor thing!! For the record I think he deserves the day at home too!

Glad to hear he had a nice time at home. Come to think of it, his day sounds pretty darn good. :)

again glad to hear he's ok!

ewe are here said...

Stitches or not stitches, he's an awfully good looking boy. :-)


I hear you on expecting years of emergency room visits with boys. Malcolm has already had some gashes in the back of his head glued shut -- fell over backwards into gravel when he was 2 and a half. LOVED the attention at the hospital!

imbeingheldhostage said...

Oh yikes Kat! You took me back to our first emergency visit. You poor thing. He cracked me up with his comment :-)

Allison said...

Oh, my gosh! That is a doozy. Glad he was brave and took it really well.

Not Your Aunt B said...

He is handsome! And the doc did a great job with the stitches. And you survived your first ER trip. A doozy of a day, but you all did so well!

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