Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Powerless!! {slightly graffic}

I felt the true meaning of powerless yesterday. I woke up with a migraine and had a tough day. I was finally feeling fine and decided to go outside and watch my two youngest play. We had a nice time. They were running around, we went up to the back part of our large hilly yard to play in our little cedar house. I was tired and went to sit in the gazebo and kept watching them while reading bits and pieces of a book. All of a sudden Noah was coming towards me, he slipped on the grass and smashed his face against the deck. He was crying and screaming and all I saw was all the blood! I grabbed him, kicked at the door to get my husband to open it and grabbed a cloth and told him we had to go now!! Luckily my in-laws live with us and we were able to leave the other kids and just go.
He had fallen so hard against the deck that he had split about half an inch of his mouth on the outside and a good inch on the inside. We were at the urgent care for 4 hours. He slept for about an hour after the initial check in with the nurse and then we waited. I find it hard to understand why people who are in much less pain and who are less hurt get to go in before a child who just lacerated his mouth!! Why is that? I was amazed at how brave he was to just sit and wait all that time.
He needed 5 stitches to close it up, some on the inside some on the outside. They wrapped him up in a blanket with his arms tight at his sides, one doctor doing the stitches, another doctor assisting {student doctor} as well as a nurse holding his little head. My husband was holding him down and trying to help keep his mouth open, I was rubbing his feet trying to soothe him. After awhile, {I lost track of time at this point} I started to feel woozy. Now I am not a squeemish person. Blood does not bother me, open wounds either. I have no idea why I would feel dizzy all of a sudden. Needless to say I had to leave the room {they told me to} and I laid down on the floor trying not to pass out. My hubby officially thinks I am a wimp. lol. He of course is mister tough guy!! Nothing seems to faze him!! Thanks James for being my rock!! 
I imagine I will go through this again someday, it's tough!! You mothers out there know what I am talking about!! This is your child!! They are the force that drive us to conquer the world!! I wanted to take his pain away and make it my own!!

Thanks for letting me share my story. I don't normally write much personal stuff on this blog, but sometimes you just need to let go...

Marie

10 comments:

Farrielle Design and Fashionista said...

Thank you for sharing, I got a little bit dizzy just seeing the whole thing before me. I have two children and I have been to the ER too so I do understand. I hope he is doing much better today. And how r u doing???
Keep me posted,

Farrielle

Studio Sylvia said...

Marie, I had a similar experience when my son was little. Same, we had to wait in Emergency for 4 hours. Another little boy was there before us, he had put his finger in the mincer. Nope, in came a strapping 6 foot plus footballer with an eye injury, and he goes before the poor little boy and my son, who had a split lip, after falling off a wall and onto rocks at the beach. (I might add, I wasn't at the beach when the accident occurred) Apparently an eye injury is deemed more severe. Go figure. I am assuming your son is okay now and on the mend. I understand your pain.

Kristen said...

You had a very brave little boy because you held up so well yourself. The adrenaline probably was just too much for you at that point. There's no way you are a wimp for what you went through! :) So glad he's stitched up and the healing process can begin!

sundownbeaddesigns said...

Poor little guy:( I hope he feels better soon. Heartwrenching...

Judy said...

Poor little guy I hope he is doing better today. I have been where you were and I know how it feels...YUCKY!
I am a nurse and I fall to pieces seeing my child injured, but anyone else I can handle it. It's the Mama in us!

Mellisa - Chinook Jewelry said...

Poor guy (and poor you!) how traumatic...that said, he's a little boy so you probably have more of these trips to come ;) Glad it wasn't even more serious and hope he's doing better now.

SummersStudio said...

I know the feeling you've gone through. My son had a similar accident when he was 'spinning' in the living room and fell against the stone hearth. It is nerve wracking when you feel so helpless to make it all go away for your own child. All he remebers of it is the popscicles the doctor ordered for to ice his mouth. Hope your son is doing better now.

pam ferrari said...

I hope your little guy is feeling better soon! I have had my stomach flip in emergency rooms before. Can't believe that was over thirty years ago. Time fly's

Marie Cramp said...

Thanks to everyone for the good wishes, it means so much to me :) I honestly wish none of us would ever have to go through things like this. Our little people deserve to go through life free of trauma and abuse. Thank God {literally} that he was not hurt more than he was.

Sea Shore Glass Girl said...

That little Monkey is strong, like his mama :)