Monday, March 28, 2011

A Stitch in Time

This afternoon I sent Peanut upstairs to fetch her sister for an early supper after she had snuck upstairs by herself. Not 5 minutes later I heard a thump and both girls screaming and crying at top of the lungs. I rushed upstairs to find them in my bedroom by bed hysterical and Pumpkin with a face full of blood on her lip and down her chin. One look told me that we needed to head to urgent care for stitches. Peanut was hysterical and thought she was going to have to get a shot too. She was fine just really shook up.

We got ahold of Daddy and picked him up on the way as I knew I was going to need him there and was so grateful I got a hold of him and he could come. After close to an hour and a half we saw a doctor who said she did need stitches for the lip to heal correctly but they wouldn't be able to sedate her there but we could head to the ER for that if we wanted to. After a calming, reassuring phone call to Papa (who is an ER nurse) we felt we should stay put and have it done quickly there.
Stitched Lip
The doctor was SO calm and laid back and the nurses laid on the love to our little girl! Poor pumpkin had to be restrained in a papoose board. They were afraid she would really fight once the procedure got started. She was all strapped in bear hug style and we are thankful for that because she was NOT at all thrilled about what they were doing to her lip. The procedure lasted maybe 5 minutes after the numbing shot was given but boy did it seem much longer. It broke Mommy's heart to hear my baby screaming but considering the ordeal she did super!
Stitched Lip
(These pictures do it no justice. It was pretty awful looking and that cute onesie...I think it's seen it's day!)
We are so thankful for a dear friend who happened to live right around the corner and whisked Peanut away so she didn't have to be there for the stitches. She was VERY concerned about what the doctor was going to do to Pumpkin.

Tonight when I put Pumpkin to bed she kept messing with her lip and saying, "Ow! Uh-oh!" Praying she sleeps well tonight and so very grateful it was just a stitched lip!

No more monkeys jumping on the bed at our house. It has become against household rules suddenly!

Boy are her two year old pictures going to be grand since her birthday is Wednesday!

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