Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Trip to ER
We had a first trip to the ER on Monday night. What a joke of an emergency room that is. After waiting for over two hours, I was ready to scream. Colton had to get 3 stitches in his upper lip. He was brave little guy though. He wasn't even crying until they insisted on "papoosing" him and holding him down so they SLOW doctor could stitch him. We got into the ER at 5:50. Well I guess the doctor was in no hurry. There was only one other person back there with us and she had an EKG so he wasn't even doing anything with her. He decided that he needed to eat his dinner ONE TINY PIECE at a time and then sit and relax for a bit before finally getting around to suturing Colton up. Once they let him up, he was so worn out from bawling. At that point it was 8:00 and he is normally in bed by 7:30. We took him home and gave him some Motrin and some milk and he went right to sleep--without even eating dinner. I felt so bad for the little guy. He looks like a he was in one heck of a fight. His little lip is swollen, but only on one side. It causes him to drool quite a bit. He really doesn't seem to "worse for the wear." He was back to his crazy little self yesterday. The only time he notices the stitches is when he rubs his mouth. I think the whole experience was harder on Daddy than it was on Colton. Steve was very upset when Colton was screaming about being held down and when they inserted the needle. He said he didn't like it when they had the paper draped over his face. That was only the second time I have ever seen him get emotional in the 4 years I have known him.