My daredevil/bike trickster of a middle child was bound to visit the ER sooner rather than later.
Sooner came this afternoon.
A very hysterical Benjamin came screaming up the front porch after wrecking on his bike on the driveway.
I'm not gonna lie...I didn't jump up.
This kid screams over everything. Always has. Always will? (Hope not!) Fly in the bathroom (age 4) SCREAMED his lungs out. Bee buzzes by him while playing outside...(age 5) HYSTERICS. Little brother hits him with Fisher Price Little People (age 6)...SOBBING.
So, I've sort of started not responding in urgent fashion to his screams.
But when I looked out the dining room window and saw his shirt and shorts covered in blood and his hands cupping his chin, I knew it was legit!
I helped him limp into the house to survey the damage...and it wasn't pretty. I knew immediately (from the amount of blood pouring out his chin) that he was going to need stitches to fix this injury! No simple "tape" stitching this time!
Of course, Daddy was on-duty. Because that's how these things happen! :)
Fortunately, there's a brand-new Urgent Care/ER Pavilion 1/2 a mile from my husband's fire station. He was actually allowed to take his crew and meet us there. Three fire guys patiently sat in the pumper truck while captain daddy stayed with Benny in the triage room of the ER.
(Benjamin patiently waiting for the numbing cream to anesthetize the injury-area for stitches.)
Meanwhile, these two were another ER visit waiting to happen! :) Once Luke realized that these footstools were on casters, it was all over. At one point, I caught him trying to stand on them and rock it like a skate board. Good lawd. I also heard quite a bit of, "This is boooooring. When can we go hoooome?"
Two internal and six external stitches later, we were getting our discharge papers and heading home.
Daddy and the fire boys bleeped the sirens and flashed the lights as they pulled away! It's the little things.
I've been teasing Ben that we need to shave his whiskers! (He's got some nasty road rash on his chin and knee to go along with the stitches.)
Now to clean up the
ER Doc says hydrogen peroxide does wonders on getting blood out of clothing! We'll see.
Happy Saturday, Friends!!!