Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Head wounds!

Oh my poor Naomi! She is having a bad 
year! We already know about her February stay 
in the hospital in NJ. So she was terrified of needles 
for quite sometime. She recently decided they were 
ok. However, after last night. She may never get 
over them!

Brian and I had a meeting so we left Naomi and 
Gwen with a friend. I arrived to pick them up 
after our meeting, thank goodness I was there! 
The kids had all been playing a game where 
they climb over a chair and the other kids 
boost you up a little bit to help you get over. 
The younger girl who is 2 years old did not 
understand the concept of the game. 
She pushed Naomi really hard from behind 
so Naomi fell over the chair and hit her 
head, no face, hard against the wall. 
Instantly we saw blood.

Thank goodness for me, my friend's 
mother-in-law was there and she was a 
nurse!! She helped us clean it a bit and put 
some gauze on it. We took her to our 
doctor who is wonderful and has after hours at the 
office. So at 8pm we were able to take her directly 
there and not have to wait like at an ER.

The nurse there was fantastic and helped 
calm Naomi down a lot! She put the numbing 
gel or whatever that was on her head. She did 
2 doses of it. We were able to chat with Naomi 
and take her mind off it for a bit while the gel 
soaked in. She was also able to watch Kung Fu 
Panda while she waited. But then when the doctor 
started to stitch I don't think the gel had worked 
on her. She was terrified, of course, and could see 
what he was doing so she knew it was scary, but
she also could feel it bad. So they had to give her 
5cc of some local anesthesthia. It was so so 
sad because she kept screaming "Someday save me!"
Who knew she would know to say something like
that! Gwen was crying for her too!

Anyway, after the doctor, 2 nurses and Brian held 
her down they got the stitches in. There are only 4, 
and I sure hope it heels up ok. There will be a scar 
because of the direction of the cut. I just really hope 
its not too bad. There are some pictures below if you'd 
like to see. No before pics, just after the stitches.

She is happy today and playing. She is being really 
great about not touching her band-aids. We offered 
her a treat after her stitches last night, but she just 
wanted to go home and sleep. She opted to take her 
treat this morning. In the picture you will see some 
of her chocolate popsicle under her lip. 

She also has quite a bruise on her cheek that also 
hit the wall and a giant scrape on her leg from 
the chair. 

Besides the stay in the hospital, she recently
threw up all over herself in the car on our way
to Brian's chocolate buying place. We pulled
off at a gas station. We vacuumed & shampooed
her car seat, stripped her down in the very windy
outdoors, then had to drive to a nearby Kmart
(Kmart, ugh!) and get her some clothes. So we
threw the vomit clothes out and now have to 
throw out this bloody shirt.

I'm feeling very very protective of her today. 
I don't want her to run around and I have 
decided no playground today. Hopefully I 
can make those feelings fade sooner rather 
than later! On the positive side if she ever
wants to be Harry Potter for Halloween
she'll be authentic!

I'm putting lots of space in case you don't want to 
see her ouchie so scroll down if you do want to 
see it. 

From 2009
From 2009


Jessica said...

Oh my gosh poor Naomi!!! She looks like a trooper though. We will pray that she heals quickly and for no more accidents!

Nathan & Katelyn said...

OUCH!!!!!! Im so sorry that happened. I totally know how it feels, I split my head open when I was about her age too, same spot actually. I have a little scar, but with makeup you can hardly tell! :)

Robin said...

Poor girl. And poor Mom.
I have to warn you that getting them out is going to be a bit of a nightmare (with Eliza that was more tramatic than getting them in the first place. She had 3 by her ear.) Did they tell you sunscreen every day for 2 years? that will really help with minimizing the scarring.

Carrie said...

Robin, thanks for the tip! I will try and prepare Naomi for that and we should just start doing sunscreen everyday anyway huh? But I will keep that in mind! Katelyn, I'm glad to know that you have a scar in the same spot because I have NEVER noticed it so that is a relief for me! Did you ever use vitamin e on it?

jeanine said...

Poor little girl! She'll have a matching scar with William... same place on the forehead.