Ethan was supposed to be going to sleep, but he and Isaac decided to “play” instead. Ethan tried to walk across his nightstand to get into Isaac’s bed, but the nightstand tipped and made him fall. He hit the corner of his eye on the corner of the nightstand.
Warren went running in and the next thing I heard him say was, “On, no!” Ethan of course was screaming. He kept saying, “I don’t like this, I don’t like this!” over and over again. There was blood dripping all over. Warren’s hands were covered in it, so were Ethan’s, the carpet had a bunch and then Ethan’s bed where Warren laid him down. We got Ethan to calm down by telling him it would stop bleeding if he stopped crying. It took a few minutes, but once he settled down he was a trooper for the rest of the night. We applied pressure until it stopped bleeding. I also gave him some motrin for pain. Our good friend, Nathan Mabry came over to watch Isaac while we headed out to the emergency room.
Ethan was so very brave at the emergency room. He was actually in a great, talkative, happy mood when we arrived. They took his blood pressure and weighed him. (55 pounds!) Then we went into the little room where they stitched him up. They had to give him 4 or 5 shots around the cut to numb the area. He didn’t move a muscle or make a peep. His face got all sweaty as I am sure he was in a lot of pain. The doctor told him he was more brave than most adults and Ethan giggled at that. They put this sterilized towel over his face with a circle cut out so they could stitch him up. When the doctor asked if he was doing ok, Ethan said, “Yeah, but it doesn’t smell very good under here.” Ethan was annoyed by that.
The doctor did a great job with the stitches. It should heal well and not scar too badly. When it was time to go home the nurse gave Ethan two gifts. You can see them in the picture. He loves his pillow! I hope he learned his lesson. He had been warned about walking on the nightstand several times…but he seems to like learning the hard way.
It was midnight by the time we got home and got Ethan to bed. I let him stay home from school today. There goes his perfect attendance. But, when he woke up this morning he was quite swollen and in some pain. Poor guy… I hate seeing him this way. As a parent it hurts to see your children hurt. I can’t wait until he is back to “normal.”
Just thought I would share this story with everyone.