Friday, October 21, 2005

Mikey visits the ER

Mikey was mad about something and banged his head the other night opening up a cut in his forehead. There was blood everywhere. The cut was pretty deep and it wouldn't stop bleeding completely so we brought him to the ER to see if he needed stitches. We brought the portable DVD player so Mikey watched the Sponge Bob Movie without any complaints. As it turned out we got quite a crowd of little kids hanging out with us watching the movie. We didn't have to wait too long as the hospital fast-tracked us and we got to see a doctor fairly quickly. The doctor decided to seal it up with glue and steri-strips (Beth didn't believe me that they used a glue stick - "They only do that on Sponge Bob!") which meant that we were out of there by 10 PM. If Mikey had needed stitches he would have had to be knocked out and we would have been there into the middle of the night.

3 comments:

Elblog said...

Ain't life grand? I've managed to open up my forehead a couple of times(sparing you the stories, lol) - the term that comes to mind is "copious amounts of blood". I'm glad the glue stick did the trick - the anaesthetic hurts more than the injury. And fast-tracking is waaaay good. They just renamed part of our ED "ED-2" rather than the former "Urgent Care". It never was. . .

Debra Hamel said...

Youch! Poor guy.

I didn't blog about it, but Rebecca lost half of one of her permanent teeth last weekend (and followed that up by throwing up half the night). The dentist managed to glue the piece back on and it looks perfect. So it's hard to believe that all that ruckus was only a week ago.

Tom P. said...

Rebecca does seem to throw up a lot, doesn't she? The funny thing about Mikey is that he doesn't seem to feel pain the way you would expect. In spite of the horrible cut and the flowing blood, he only cried when we tried to clean him up and put a band-aid on the cut and that was only because we were keeping him from watching Sponge Bob.