Monday, June 14, 2010

Staples, but not the store

I swear we do other things than just go to the doctor/ER... but lately that seems to be the hot topic on the blog. We were, once again, in the ER on Sunday night. While putting away non-maternity clothes (time to admit they just don't fit) and getting out the cute summer maternity stuff my sister lent me, Patrick was playing on our bed and he fell off - right into the rocking chair! He got a big gash on the side of his head, which, once we cleaned it up a bit, was obviously in need of stitches. We didn't manage to clean up his shirt, though, you can see the blood on it in the photo. I didn't grab a photo before we left (though I certainly could have - Patrick was upset for about 2 minutes, then just wanted to talk about it. "Faw down mama-dada bed. Bomp head. Big bomp, sad face."), but here is the aftermath: two staples. Doesn't look like much at all once they close it up! I guess that's the point, though... He was super-brave during the whole thing, and very matter-of-fact about going to the doctor yet again (which is good, since it seems to be a fact of life these days). He'll be able to get them out later this week or weekend, but until then, he's our happy little Frankenstein :)


Jeanette said...

Crazy! KP just fell of the bed this morning and hit the corner of the side table! It doesn't look like he needs stitches, but it won't stop bleeding. Glad Patrick is OK!

Kari and Jonathan said...

Can he say "staple" ? That would be sweet.

One time when Jonathan was little he split his head open, and his hair was a little longer, so his parents grabbed the hair around the cut and made a super tight sumo-wrestler pony tail and let it heal that way! Eek. Maybe you shouldn't have given PJ that haircut! :)

Elsha said...

Man, your kids. They are just always in need of medical attention, aren't they?

Eric and Amy said...

Oh ouch!

Jeff and Andrea Ashmore Family said...

Wow what a little toughy!
Congratulations on expecting. That is exciting. Three is a handful but it's great. I'm happy for you!
oh and I still think you are super woman!