Thursday, January 22, 2009

All because of Idol

My kids LOVE American Idol.  I mean, who doesn't?  Mike had a church meeting last night, so I let the kids stay up for an extra half hour to watch half of the show last night.  Needless to say, they were a tad hyper when they were sent to bed.  Not to mention NOT happy about having to go to bed!  As we were listening to the girls yell and scream, I was getting ready to go tell them to be quiet because the babies were sleeping, and Mike was just saying how "he" would not let them stay up the extra half hour because they NEVER go to bed after that, Alia screams that Ann-Elise fell and has a huge bleeding hole in her knee.

Mike is out the door and on the floor with Leise in the blink of an eye.  I hang back for a sec and grab a cloth to cover the wound.  Get in there and take a look.  GROSS!  It wasn't huge, but probably about 1/2 inch wide.  A slice on her shin (not knee, guess we need to cover anatomy with Alia!).  It looked like it had been sliced, but it was gaping with tissue popping out in the middle.  Now, this is where you can thank me for my lack of brain waves because I DID take pictures on my cell phone, but apparently, I didn't save them after taking them and now I can't find them.  Otherwise, you'd be looking at pictures too.  So, you'll just have to use your imagination instead!

After trying some butterfly stitches (didn't work) and just wrapping it with a big gauze pad, and much deliberation, I made the decision that it needed stitches and I was taking her in.  Mike loaded her in the car and we headed to the nearest emergency room.  Of course, the urgent care had closed  at 8, so we missed that one and we're off to the hospital.  We got there at 9:46 and we were able to get right in.  

After the screaming from the injection (oh man, there has GOT to be a better way than that!) she did great!  6 stitches and we were home by 11:30.  Now, I must say that I think the reason she agreed to even go to the hospital and get the stitches was because I told her she wouldn't have to go to school today if she had stitches.

Even though it was an eventful night, I am glad that I insisted on taking her in and am so grateful for the wonderful staff at our local hospital.  They were great and I feel so blessed to live somewhere that is so close to great hospitals!

Oh, and when I clean it out tonight, I'll take some pics.  Something to look forward to!


Brynn said...

"...& the dr said... NO MORE IDOL then jumping on the bed!"

Poor Leise Girl, give her extra loves for me!

mimi said...

Awwww...No fun! Hope all is well now:)