Tuesday, February 22, 2011

He got his badge

I was working on Sunday night and in the middle of my shift got a call from John that Ethan had hurt himself and he needed to take him to get stitches. Thankfully, i was able to make a quick getaway and was able to get to the hospital not too long after they got there. I hadn't had to rush because once i got there i realized we would be waiting for awhile...but when you hear your child is hurt, you want to be there to comfort them...right now!

We sat in the er waiting room for over 3 hours. The waiting room was packed with sick kids everywhere and John and i felt like we were catching the flu as we sat there! Hopefully none of us did!! I just wanted to go home and soak in a tub of sanitizing gel!

Finally we got called! They got us back to the suture room but upon further inspection under a huge light and a second opinion from another doctor they said they just did not have enough skin there to suture it.

He had ran right into the door latch on his bedroom door (the part the latch latches into) and had gouged out the skin apparently (they were hoping a little was flapped under but it was gone). So, the doctor told Ethan that "he would have a wicked scar to show the ladies". Ethan just grinned. They cleaned it up and put some steri strips on to help hold it together as much as possible.

Good thing he's a boy. It's just a cool scar he will have to show how tough he is...he got his badge for boyhood...his first scar!

1 comment:

grammaneir said...

I'm so sorry Ethan but really glad you didn't have to have stitches. I got a call in the middle of church asking why Elisa was at the hospital so the news travels fast.