Monday, October 30, 2006

Ella Stitches!
Ella climbed up on one of our kitchen chairs, stood up, turned around backwards, flipped over the back, broke the chair, broke the fall with her face, and then there was much blood and tears. For 4 hours I just kept wiping blood and slobber from her chin, fat lip, and bloody teeth/ gums (YUCK!). I finally decided to take her to Urgent Care since I couldn't seem to hold her chin together with regular bandades. After a 4 hour wait there we finally got her stitched up. The stitching process was pretty intense. You'd think after 7 hours of no nap and not much food Ella would have surrendered in exhastion, but she had plenty of fight in her. They strapped her in a "papoose" contraption, but since she's such a big girl the velcro wouldn't stay together very well, so it still took several nurses to hold her still. I was in charge of the head which of course had to be held completely still. I would say if I were that up close and personal to someone else being stitched up that it was pretty cool and I enjoyed watching the stitching, but since it was my own little Ella I'll just say it was very interesting. So, now a little over a week later the stitches are out and her chin looks pretty good. Ella still tries to climb the kitchen chairs and anything else that she can. The chairs are of course off limits now, but unlike some of you mom's from previous generations I don't think I have eyes in the back of my head. (I'll never let my kids know that though!) We only have 3 kitchen chairs left so we can't afford anymore broken chairs! - or faces I guess. :)

9 comments:

BrookesBlogs said...

Oh my goodness Beth!! Im sure thats a scary thing! Wow...those kids sure are getting big!! They also just keep getting cuter and cuter! Amy keeps telling me we are gonna come visit soon! I really want to! Well I need to go to class now! Love and miss you lots!
Brooke

Beth and Jason said...

Thanks for the comment Brooke. I didn't mention it, but our vehicle was getting towed away at the exact same moment! It was quite a day. Jonas was pretty excited about the tow truck though, so he wasn't too upset by the bloody mess! That worked out pretty good. Maybe God allowed our car to break down (and need $1,500.00 worth in repair) just so Jonas could have some entertainment and I wouldn't have 2 kids freaked out at the same time. You never know? :) I'll check out your blog. Please come visit!!!
beth

Matt & Nicki said...

She's a trooper! Gotta love that little girl. Thanks for making my birthday a very memorable day Ella!:)
love you
aunt nicki

Carrie said...

I still have a scar under my chin from falling off my bike when I was little and got a rock through my chin. It makes for great stories later but glad to hear she and you are doing better.

Shannon said...

I wish I was imparted with the eyes in the back of my head too. Don't have that gift either. I'm glad her chin is healing, and she's doing better.

Sarah said...

Isnt it funny that they get back up on the chairs. We have 6-8 yr old boys every Wed night and we are constantly saying "Dont do that, BECAUSE you will get hurt" they just think we are mean.... until they get hurt. One boy looked at me while I was comforting another hurt one and said "You're smart, I'm gonna listen to you when you talk, cause you knew what was going to happen before it did!!!" only by experience my little grasshopper.
At least Ella's scar will be under her chin. I lived with the one on the side of my face!! ah well. Live and learn. Good job holding her Beth, I would have been the same - intrigued unless its my own.
I love you!!

Anonymous said...

Yikes - Nicki told me all about it, but thanks for the blow-by-blow details! Ella's hair is getting so long! And Jonas is so big too - wasn't it just last summer I visited you in the hospital when he was born?!?! Crazy! We miss you guys!

Leah C said...

Lake broke his arm when he was two, and we didn't even take him to the doctor until 2 days later. I kept thinking something just wasn't right with it, but Chad and the guys at the firehall (who are also first responders for medical calls) didn't think it was a problem, and went so far as to swing him around by his arm. Lake never even cried... obviously did not take after my whiny side of the family. At least you saught medical attention after 4 hours. Glad it turned out ok. BTW- Lakes arm healed in 6 weeks. No cast, we just had to keep him "still". That was worse that having a cast.

Leah C said...

sought... all that private schooling and I still can't spell