Thursday, May 7, 2015

Two staples please

   On Tuesday night Ian decided that he wanted to go swimming. He finally got in the pool and was playing with a toy, the doughnut ring thing. All of the sudden he tipped back and hit his head on the pool deck, He screamed and quickly got out.
   When I looked at the back of his head blood was pouring down his neck. I wrapped him up in a towel and we made our way to the car and I drove fast, safely but fast, to the ER. (I didn't even lock the puppy up in her kennel?!) I gotta say he was great in the car. He mostly said that he was scared because he didn't know what was going to happen but he was OK. By the time we got to the ER he was cold because well he was soaking wet.

   Everyone took great care of him and he was a rock star getting the area cleaned, numbed, and then two staples put in. One of the nurses even told him that he was doing better than most adults do when they come in with the same injury. I think what help keep us calm was the fact that Auntie (my Sister) had a similar injury when she was a kid. We goofed about how they would have the same type of scar and it would look like an eye in the back of his head, just like Auntie. He kinda liked that.

   In the picture you can see all of the blood on his swim shirt, he'll get a new one, his bandaged head when they were numbing it, the staple gun, and the finished work. He was excited to tell everyone at school what happened. However he did say he was going to take a break from swimming for a little bit. It was definitely a more exciting Cinco De Mayo than we had planned but we were so proud of how he handled the situation.

- Happy Swimming -

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