Tuesday, September 06, 2005

First Trip to the ER

Well, we had our first trip to the ER this weekend for baby boy. It was my fault, too. :(

We were headed up the stairs Saturday evening and he refused to walk up the stairs by himself. He was leaning backwards so far that I was basically carrying him up the stairs. I tried a couple of times to tell him to stand up and walk up the stairs himself, and tried to lift him up so that he would be upright, but he just wouldn't do it. I finally got a little too forceful and ended up flinging him forwards and he hit his lip on the (carpeted, thankfully) stairs.

His lip split open and blood gushed everywhere. It stopped amazingly quickly, but we could see quite a deep cut in his lip. So, we were off to the Texas Children's Hospital Emergency Room.

As soon as we got there, a nurse asked us the reason for our visit and he took a look at the busted lip. He thought they probably wouldn't do anything about it, but instead of making us wait for 5 hours, he would have a doctor come and look at it quickly to let us know for sure. The doctor looked at it and said they could put a suture in it, but at baby boy's age, they would have to sedate him, so it probably wouldn't be worth it. He told us to watch it and if it gets infected, we'd need to get some antibiotics. From the time we entered the parking garage to the time we left, it was only 22 minutes. It was quite amazing!

So, it was a bit of a wasted trip, but I was happy to make sure that we checked with a doctor about it. And at least now we know where the emergency room is, in case we ever actually have an emergency.

I'm now waiting for CPS to read this post and come get me...

1 comment:

Courtney said...

Glad all's ok. Unfortunately, we are all too familiar with the ER.