Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Our first trip to the ER

Two weeks ago, Wednesday, was an eventful day. Coming home from my club team's tournament in Baltimore, I picked Aiden up in Utah and then flew back to Texas. My flight got in at 4:45 and I had club practice at 5:30. I went straight there and then with about 10 minutes left, one of my mom's came running up saying I had to go, that Aiden busted up his nose. So I grabbed my stuff and ran out the door. This is what I saw..

He was playing at the gym and bounced off a exercise ball into the wall and somehow cut his nose on a pole or a screw. I don't really know how it happened. From there we drove to Fort Worth to the Children's Hospital so they could stitch him up. We waited for 4 hours and then, luckily, a plastic surgeon was finishing up a case so he came and stitched him up. All I can say is thank goodness for the portable dvd player. He was held down about 3 times that night, once for his iv and twice while he was sedated and being stitched up. He did not like that. It is always hard to see your child in pain, but we were glad to get him taken care of.

He got his stitches out last Monday, he did pretty well. We get to be very careful in the sun this summer to prevent it from scarring even more. I am pretty impressed with how it looks, you can barely even see it, hopefully it stays that way.