Well I’m sorry to report that yesterday baby Modette received her first stitches. Actually it was my first time getting stitches for any of my children (my husband, on the other hand, seems a bit accident prone and averages stitches about once a year). If you follow me on Instagram or Twitter you may have already seen some pics from our ordeal.
Piper has had some close calls, but none of my kiddos have been so rambunctious as Miss Modette. She’s seemed pretty determined to have a trip to the ER. Frankly with all her climbing antics I’m surprised that no climbing was actually involved in the accident yesterday. We were at the splash pad (these little public playgrounds with spraying water — a recent but genius invention and favorite summertime hang out here in Phoenix), and she slipped and bonked her head on a metal trash can. It didn’t seem so bad when it first happened, but when I scooped her up to kiss the owie, I was shocked at the deep gouge I saw right above her left eyebrow.
Actually it was not a Supermom Moment at all — I totally panicked and kind of froze. Luckily my friend Sandy was there to think for me and got us all to the Emergency Room where Daddy was waiting. Thank heavens for Superdad who was very calm and kept Modette in good spirits by making latex glove balloons and doing other Daddy-ish antics.
I cried through a lot of it, but Modette was actually a pretty good sport. With some conscious sedation and a steady hand, the doctor gave her 2 internal stitches (it was deep) and 5 external ones.
So how are you at handling your kid’s accidents?
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