Friday, December 11, 2009

Raina ended up with stitches today!

First of all funny start to this story. I almost always answer my phone and text messages immediately. Brian not so much. But today I was vacuuming and didn't hear my phone ring. It was the nurse from Raina's school. She had fallen and cut her chin open and may need stitches. I am not a panicking type of mom so I said ok I'd be there in a moment. Brian thankfully answered his phone and got ahold of me.

Anyway blessing #2 was the Dr. Martin was still in the office after 1 pm on a Friday so we avoided a ridiculously long ER trip. So we went in and he started off by saying most chin cuts didn't need stitches. Then he quickly said but Raina does. Sigh. He said if it's a cut that looks like a line to clean it and put a band aid on it but hers was like a starburst and he could see the tissue.

The worst part was the lidocaine needle. The actual 4 stitches she was a trooper about. Poor baby. But she was really brave and doing well. I was surprised at how squeamish I was when he was sewing it up. I was singing her favorite songs and shushing her softly but my stomach was turning.

This is a not so great picture but she didn't want to be still and I didn't want to force it.


Veronica Lee said...

Poor baby!!

Here's a big hug for her ((hugs))!

the undomesticated wife said...

One of the many that you'll encounter of the years I'm sure. ;) It's like a badge of honor from childhood. lol

Gwen said...

Oh wow! I hope she heals quickly and isn't in too much pain!

Stuff could always be worse said...

Poor baby is correct, sorry but thankfully it was not more serious