Friday, June 16, 2006

How I Spent My Thursday Night or Ice Can Cause Head Gashes

Last night started out soo fun! It was time for Kade's end of the season baseball party. We were having a great BBQ and the kids were having fun and then we heard it........."Kade's hurt!" Well that could mean any number of things so I waited for a few seconds before getting up to walk towards him. He was holding his hands over his face...as he lifted his head....blood - dripping, gushing and really red! Then all the kids freaked, Greg and I were trying to calm Kade down and figure out where the blood was coming from and why. Well it turns out the boys were having an ice chunck fight and Kade got pegged right above his left eyebrow. Ugh!!

It would not stop bleeding so we scooped him up and headed for the emergency room. He was covered in blood, I was covered in blood......when we got to the hospital they were great! They fast-tracked Kade which meant he didn't have to wait in the lobby or anything...they took up right to a room and got him into a bed....he had 2 nurses all to himself....in fact many member of the hospital staff stopped into his room to see exactly what a chunk of ice can do to a little guys head. The gash was only about 2 inches long but pretty deep. The dr. came in and put on some topical lidocaine to get him ready for sutures. I knew Kade was feeling better when he asked Greg to go back to the party and get his trophy. Anyway, 2 hours and 3 stitches later we were home! And now Kade is totally excited to show his new battle wound off to his friends!

4 comments:

Bonni said...

OMG' poor little guy! Head wounds are so messy, aren't they? Jacob slept through his stitches ;)

Catherine said...

Battle scars are always cool.....!

Carolyn F said...

Ouch OUCH... suture rooms are NO fun!

rmeyfe said...

Oh man, hope he is doing ok! I would not have thought ice could do that! Just one more thing to tell the kids not to throw!!