Tuesday, October 14, 2008

"I can see his brains!" - William, age 5.

The short version: Tuesday Ben was standing on top of a pick-up truck riding toy we keep in the backyard. Will shook the truck. Ben fell off and hit the back of his head on the propped open screen door. Daddy came home about 10 minutes later (he was already on his way home when the event occurred) to find me cleaning blood from Ben and lecturing Will.

Daddy called the pediatrician who sent Joel & Ben to the Urgent Care Center. The doctor there said it was an "impressive" cut but not all the way to the bone. It was about half an inch long and he closed the gash with 6 staples.

Joel & Ben returned to Urgent Care Sunday evening to have the staples removed. Joel said he could have saved himself two hours and done the job with a pair of needle-nosed pliers at home.

I don't think so!

Sorry for the blurriness. Click on the picture to see the gash better.
6 staples and nearly 3 hours later, they ate supper at McDonald's.
Joel "enjoyed" a burger while Ben feasted on ice cream.
Again, sorry for the blurriness. Click to see the staples.

4 comments:

Amy said...

What a week! Ben sure looks like he enjoyed the ice cream...and choc't milk!!! :) Thankful that Ben is doing well now and know that God protected him because it could have been so much worse...

Julie said...

Ouch! My son and my oldest DD that both had staples. (Probably at the same urgent care center!) Glad he's on the mend.

Alicia said...

Yikes! Poor thing! He seems to have taken it like a champ!

wherever HE leads we'll go said...

OH MY! Poor Ben! That does not look like fun, but he does seem to have taken it all like a trooper. So glad the injuries were (relatively) minor. Ice cream does seem to make things better. : )

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