Tuesday, 30 October 2007

glue in my head

Yesterday, Cass was outside with B, helping him Build Things. A very important job for a boy, since Only Big Boys Can Help and Little Sisters Are Too Small To Assist And Should Go Indoors.

(I'm sure You Get The Point, so I'll Stop Capitalizing Now.)

Bear has been putting together a new trailer for his four-wheeler (the old one is in bits) and had taken the old pieces apart to measure and use as templates for the new. C found a bit of rope where someone had tied the back gate shut and ran for the scissors to help.

(foreshadowing)

He actually made it back with the scissors, but leaned too close to see what he was doing and ended up poking a hole in his eyelid (near where the nose meets the eye socket. Neither eye was affected.) so he and I went to the hospital, where the OPD doctor was very calm and kind with him and soothed him so much with her soft voice that I thought he fell asleep on the table, so relaxed was he.

She cleaned it out and decided that glue would work just as well as a stitch or two, so he held veeerry still and she pushed him back together.

She thinks it won't scar. (Hurrah!) He was thrilled not to get a needle but a little dismayed that they weren't going to patch his eye up completely - with Halloween coming, he thought he'd just be a pirate.

Of course ice cream on the way home (Thank you, McDonald's, for selling ice cream even out of season) made him feel all better, and today he doesn't have a black eye or even a headache.

Just a pale purple swatch near his scab that he uses to tell all his friends about it.

'See! They put GLUE IN MY HEAD!'

11 comments:

TX Poppet said...

So scary! Glad he's ok. I'll bet YOU didn't stop shaking for a week!

Molly said...

I think it's the rare family with little children that manages to totally avoid at least one trip per child, per childhood, to the ER for stitches....I know we had our share! Glad it wasn't more serious....

Cat, Galloping said...

yikes! that was a lucky escape.

Erin said...

scissors... eye ... GAH! So scary. Very glad that he is ok.

In another note, I read a "Hi, I'm ..." post in a forum I subscribe to where the poster Wrote The Entire Post Just Like This. And I wanted to bang my head on the table after reading it.

Badger said...

I'm sorry, a HOLE? In his EYELID? *thunk*

(Er, glad he is okay. But eeuugh! Blarrggh! *shudder* *thunk, again*)

M&Co. said...

Oh that's scary. I'm glad he was o.k. I've been to the minor emergency clinic with the BoyChild twice for injuries. The last time we were there, the nurses all stopped to say "hi" and asked what he'd done THIS time.

Making My Own Fun said...

Oh, the poor little mite! I'm glad he's ok. And such a boy, too, proud of his war wound.

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kurrabikid said...

Oh dear! Boys!! So I have such calamities to look forward to? Doubtless.

wordgirl said...

Okay...the whole poking of the eyelid thing? Totally just gave me cold shivers.

Angewl said...

If you're anything like me, you were probably freaking out more than him.

I'm glad it was not too serious!

Green fodder said...

Al! something to boast abt for Cass :) this post made me remember how as a child, i had put a peanut in my ear and my parents had to rush me to the doc close to midnight... eeeks, it pained!