It's been an interesting couple of weeks around here. We've had two incidents, one turned out to be very minor (but could've been permanent - sort of), and the other was sort of major (and WILL be permanent). I'll start with the almost permanent one . . .
One of my daughter's left a GREEN Shar*ie marker, the other one found it. The finder of the PERMANENT marker used it to mark up her eye, unusually, it didn't go into her mouth! After scolding the leaver of the marker, the finder went into the bathtub. Would you believe that it came pretty much right off?! I just knew we were going to take a green eyed baby to church the next day - minor catastrophe avoided.
I went into the school. Conner was very pale and clammy and had his finger all wrapped up. I asked the nurse if we needed to have it looked at. "There's nothing to stitch up, but he got a "bleeder" and it just won't stop bleeding. I would have it looked at if I were you." I got Conner in the van and asked him what he thought. He was just a little beside himself. He doesn't handle blood well at all. But I hadn't seen the injury and didn't know if he just had a little cut or what. We tried to unwrap it and didn't get very far and decided to go ahead and go. To make a long story short, they gave him a shot in the wound to numb it, put silver nitrate on it to stop the bleeding, bandaged him up and sent us on our way. The nurse that bandaged him up said to "just put a band-aid on it"! Can you believe that?! It started getting infected, so we had to go to our pediatrician, get some antibiotics, doctor's orders to take it easy in PE, and they bandaged it up like a light-bulb. They were very surprised that the other nurse told us to just put a band-aid on it. He's going to have a pretty good chunk out of the side of his finger, and somewhere in Science class there's a bit of a finger. If you find it please let us know. We used to be attached to it.