Tuesday, April 17, 2012

My Little Daredevil

My little Magnus constantly has owies all over his face, arms, legs, and head. I recently posted some photos of him climbing on anything and everything. I can't keep up with that boy.

About a week ago, I noticed a few blisters on his chubby little fingers. I have absolutely no idea how they got there or what they're from. I don't remember him crying for any length of time, or anything happening to him, or whatever. After a few days, I wondered if the big one was infected. It looked so awful, and red, and crusty with pus. I almost took him to the doctor, but then it finally started to scab over and heal. It's almost better, but I hope we don't have any more of these mystery owies.

Then yesterday morning, he was climbing once again on his favorite thing-the piano. I'm not sure what he did exactly, I just heard a big bang and then screams and shrieks and crying. I ran into see him bleeding profusely from a gash next to his eye. He was only wearing a diaper and the blood had run down his face, was all over his belly, diaper, and legs. It looked like a murder scene. I know head wounds bleed a lot, but sheesh. I freaked out a little and yelled for Andy (who was working from home, thankfully) who came running and took over. We got him cleaned up, and found that it was just a tiny little cut, but it wouldn't stop bleeding because it was pretty deep, and a chunk of skin was missing. We headed to the urgent care so they could glue it or stitch it or something, but they wouldn't do it because it was too close to his eye. So off I went to the ER again (the third time in 6 months) where M received 2 little stitches.

They numbed it with some topical cream, and then we waited... and waited



The worst part was holding him down for the stitches. He didn't like that one bit. But, it was quick and (hopefully) painless, and then the nurse brought him juice and crackers, so he was happy as can be. It's pretty bruised today, but in a few days, he'll get the stitches out and be good as new. Just in time for his little daredevil self to return.

4 comments:

Amber Kei said...

Oh, that freaks me out! Thus far I haven't had any climbers...and that makes me a little nervous for what may be coming! Hope he's feeling better and looking better. Now, if he could just remember to stop climbing...:). Glad Andy was home!

The Jubbs said...

Oh I wish I knew this kid better! I love that your last one is giving you such a run for your money! But forget about Magnus, how's your fabulous piano?? I hope it's not blood stained now. It's too pretty for that :) Okay, don't forget M. Hope he's feeling better and will learn to be careful soon! Love you guys. I was thinking about you today and hoping that you're feeling happy. I need to call again soon...

Tara and David said...

I remember our first set of stitches. Shad was just over 2 and fell at church onto a door hinge. 3 stitches later and Dave about passing out laying on the surgery room floor while I am trying to hold Shad down. What fun that was. Then 6 weeks later it all happened again.

Shana Smith said...

Oh poor buddy! I very much dislike the bloody owies.. I get a tad lightheaded.. And to be honest i get scared! He is so darn cute though even with that gash on the side of his eye.. Coast fell at church when he was M's age in the eyebrow and it bled profusely. off to the dr we went for 3 stitches.. Oh the joys of parenthood!