Wednesday, August 20, 2008

In Stitches

Timid Daughter is the clown in our family. Most days you can find her hamming it up - either singing some made up tune, bustin' a move or just simply being goofy and laughing at herself. She is one funny girl and she keeps us in stitches often.

This past weekend though, she was the one who ended up in stitches - literally. In the course of nine years of parenting I have never been to the emergency room with any of my children. We've had a couple of x-rays and the normal number of scrapes, boo-boos and illnesses. But no broken bones or other bad injuries. Until Saturday evening.

Timid Daughter scampered across our neighbor's lawn to find us and tripped on their stone steps, gouging out a chunk of her leg. So we went to the emergency room, she and I. And we waited and waited and watched some Olympics and waited. Finally the doctor came to repair her leg. She got three stitches. The worst of it was getting the shot to numb the area. And the second worst of it was having to sit with her leg elevated for a whole day. She was so glad for the next morning to arrive so that she could go back to moving around.

Her comment when I asked the doctor if the white I was seeing deep in the wound was bone?

"Oh Mom, that's just the skin on the inside. It just doesn't get tan like the rest."

Yup, she's still keeping everyone in stitches - except for herself. She's hoping to be done with stitches next week so she can get back to gym and soccer.

4 musings:

Beth said...

You could see the BONE? Bless her heart! I'm glad she seems OK :-)

And for the record, I may work in a hospital, but I hate the ER!

Anonymous said...

OHHH my goodness! That sounds awful!

The boys will be looking forward to analyzing her injury! Nothing like a good set of stitches to make a girl seem really cool.

=] emily

L.L. Barkat said...

Ouch. So hard to see them get hurt.

A Musing Mom said...

Beth - for the record it wasn't actually bone. Thank goodness. But it sure did look like it to me.

Emily - I think after the horror wore off, the coolness factor did start to sink in.

LL - yep. But after this I don't think I'd ever willingly send anyone else with my kids to the ER. That's when they need mom most (and mom most needs to be with them).