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Saturday, October 4, 2008

Georgia gets stitches








Georgia wants to go back to the hospital and says that this was the favorite part of her day (a question I ask them every night). She is wound up, but doing fine. I would never have been so good getting stitches! Now or as a kid…. She got 7 stitches.

She fell off a low wall at the park today and hit a rock on the inside of the wall. We believe she was knocked out for a minute (she says she fell asleep but just for 3 minutes) I ran over when I heard her crying and she was face down in the corner of the wall. I rolled her over and saw lots of blood. Needless to say, I hate that kind of thing, and thank God my good friend Karin was with me. She ran trying to get napkins and I just held it with my hand. Gracie came over and prayed for Georgia that she “would have a good boo boo”. It was very sweet.

I called Steve and he came over –the park is 5 minutes from the studio. He took Georgia in his car and I went in mine and Jude stayed with Karin all day. We went to the pediatrician first and they said to take her to Vandy because she would do better with a sedative, etc. So off to the Vanderbilt Children’s ER we went.

We waited 3 hours (!) in the er and finally saw a nice intern who did the stitching. We both watched and Georgia never flinched. No shots either. When we first got there, they put a type of ointment on (forget what it’s called) that numbs the area and stays numb for about 8 hours. It works!

We finally got home after a trip to Target for rewards (surprise! she picked a horse) for both kiddos and some dinner.

The stitches should dissolve in 5-7 days and it will scar, but we are supposed to keep sunscreen on the scar all the time to minimize the damage the sun can do to it.

2 comments:

Emilie said...

what a brave girl! (and mama. . .)

The Schmitz Family said...

WOW! Evie almost knocked out her two front teeth this week. I do NOT do well with blood at all! Her pictures made me sad. I hope it heals well!