Sunday, September 30, 2012

Jackson's First Stich

The beginning of August Jackson had the honor of not only getting his first stich but the first Lueker Munchkin stich. These pictures aren't great (he wouldn't sit still and I only had my camera phone), but you can see where he hit his head.   

While waiting for Kennedy at gymnastics, Reagan accidentally pushed Jackson into a corner where he managed to create a "puncture" wound on his head. It bled pretty profusely intially (there was also blood coming from his mouth so he must have bit something there as well - suffice it to say there was blood everywhere). Luckily one of the mothers of one the little girls in Kennedy's class is a doctor and she was able to help me get the bleeding to slow down. As it turned out her husband is a pediatric surgeon at UK Children's Hospital so she sent a picture to him asking if he thought we should go to the ER or not. He thought we probably should and after speaking to our pediatrician's office we headed on down. Jackson's injury wasn't terrible it was just in an akward place and kept oozing vs scabbing. It also wasn't very long it was just deep. One of the doctor's we saw said it was really just a "hole" vs a cut. I'm not a big worrier and generally don't take the kids in for things but I'm glad I did this time. We probably would have survived with out an ER visit and a stich but I think I would have worried over it and how to be caring it for it for at least a week afterwards so I'm glad we went. We also had special treatment all the way as the parents of Kennedy's classmate paved the way for us and the ER was expecting us when we arrived. In fact, a facial surgeon ended up putting the one stich Jackson's injury required. lol :) I felt bad about the level of attention we we received given the seriousness (or lack thereof) of the injury but it was nice to know we were being taken care of!
As a side note, as the facial surgeon predicted, even though Jackson had the stich he's still going to have a small scar in the corner of his eye. I guess it's just his first battle wound. :) From what I hear it's only the beginning when you have a little boy...

1 comment:

  1. Our oldest daughter got some sewing done on her when she was about that age. There's still a little scar. It was partly my fault . . .