Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Head wounds bleed. A lot.

Another parenting adventure.

Last night, after the kids were in bed, Brandon and I were watching TV. We heard a loud CRASH and then a SCREAM come from Ady's room.
We both ran in there. She was on the floor crying. We asked her what happened, and she just said "nothing" - between all the tears.
Brandon picked her up and tried to comfort her. Then asked where it hurt. She pointed to her elbow, so he set her down on the bed so he could get a better look at it.

It was then that I noticed the blood.

All over Brandon's chest and arm where he'd been holding her.

So, we turned her over and saw that her hair was full of blood. We searched for the source, and found a gash on the back of head. It was only about and inch long, but we couldn't tell how deep it was.

Brandon told me that I needed to take her to the ER.

I know that head wounds bleed a lot, so I wasn't ready to rush off to the hospital just yet.

So, he decided to call friend who happens to be a pediatrician. He came right over and had a look at it.

He showed us how to clean it out. Then he said that he didn't think it needed stitches. He just had us put a band aid on it. He just said to keep an eye on it and make sure it doesn't get infected.

So, after all that, we went to bed.

Brandon was pretty stressed out about the whole thing. "That's my baby girl." he said.

Anyway, I think she'll be fine.

I don't think she was sleeping when it happened. She probably has learned WHY the monkeys shouldn't jump on the bed.


The White House said...

so thats the part of the story they leave out when they say the monkey "bonked his head". That is good to know! Its always nice to have doctor or nurse friends. Tell Ady we hope she gets better.

Tutu Cute and Moore! said...

Ahhhh, poor Ady! Unfortunately, sometimes we have to learn a lesson the hard way. Still scary. Hope all is well today.

Kim said...

HEAD WOUDS are so scary! My daughter climbed out of her crib just before she turned two (and of course a few days before we were going to move her to the big girl bed) and cut her head on a molding corner....blood EVERYWHERE!....tiny, tiny cut! So crazy. I think I shook for days!

So glad Ady's okay!

Krystal said...

good thing you were able to avoid the ER :D