Thursday, March 10, 2011

A Stitch in Time....

Poor Chloe! After spending Christmas Eve getting stitched up from head wounds after her grandfather's dog bit her, you would think she'd get a break from emergency rooms for awhile.

Instead, after our Wednesday morning run we had 5 little monkeys (Chloe, Emily, Natalie, Jake, & Noah) jumping on the bed (Webb's) and guess who fell off and bumped her head?

Unfortunately, it was more than a bump on Chloe's head. Even though Becca was right next to her, somehow in the kids jubilant jumping Chloe ended up gashing her forehead on the desk.

Since head wounds immediately look bad (ie. blood) we were out the door, straight to Good Samaritan Hospital (do not pass go, do not collect $200) only to arrive to a packed room of sketchy people - the kind you only seem to find in ER rooms. Good thing we rushed hurry up and then wait.

Eventually we (Becca, Chloe & I) were put in room #25 for a little more waiting. I guess I went along for the ride since I love hospitals (ha!). Actually I felt kind of responsible for the mishap since it happened on our turf. Yes, I excel in guilt. Years of practice!

Finally, a plastic surgeon wrapped Chloe up like a burrito (that or a institutionalized patient) for maximum restraint (see Becca's photo) and stitched her up. Until they velcroed her into the mummy suit, Chloe was cheerful, talkative, happy to be there. She only came unglued (again, note photo) for the brief stitchery and then she was content again in a flash.

Chloe gets an A plus for her emergency room visitor conduct. She was, by far, the most adorable patient of the day (even with blood oozing out of her forehead). Becca was stellar too! I failed miserably in my grandmother-in-training-practice...these things shouldn't happen on my watch! And Chloe shouldn't have to be the home safety guinea pig; although to Chloe the day almost seemed like a big adventure. Such a trooper!

5 little monkeys jumping on the bed, One fell off and bumped their head.
Momma called the Doctor and the Doctor said, "No more monkeys jumping on the bed."