You know, I really thought that I would be writing this post about one of my boys. Nope, Pearly Girl is our first baby who has needed stitches. We were at The Natural History Museum and she was climbing up and over tree stumps. Just an fyi, it is impossible to keep this girl on the ground. She is a monkey. Anyway, she went up on a stump, fell off, and hit something. I think it was a part of a log, but it might have been a rock on the ground. The fall was only about a foot and a half. Yikes though, I learned several important things:
1. Faces bleed a lot.
2. If you are going to lacerate your face, the eyebrow is a good place to do it.
3. Pearl Girl is one tough baby.
Thankfully, a friend of my sisters was passing by and is a nurse. She staunched the flow with a diaper (multiple uses) and put a call into the ER that we were on our way. Also, a HUGE thank you to my sis who took Gus for an entire afternoon. It would have been impossible to have him in the ER with us.
She had already been stitched at this point and was coming off the medication that made her sleep.
And, pretty darn happy by late that afternoon. Children are very resilient. This mama, not so much. I was shaky and a bit drained the rest of the day.
Did you know, big band-aids are a new fashion look.