Thursday, July 3, 2008

BOY's on the mend

All appears well here at Casa de Motherscribe. My boy's hand is healing and I've managed to keep him out of dirt (for the most part) and water for the last 48 hours. Today we went in to see the pediatrician, and she thought the stitches were healing well. She said we could take them out next Tuesday or Wednesday, but I'm going to give it a couple of extra days and have the stitches taken out next Thursday. Because of the location of the wound, at the base of his pinkie finger, and the likelihood of his fingers moving despite being wrapped up, I thought it best to wait.

Tomorrow and over the weekend we are invited to parties with kiddie pools and bounce houses. The bounce house is out. We're going to try putting one of those disposable non-latex gloves on his hand with it taped up with duct tape or some other waterproof tape so that he can get in the kiddie pool. E thought of that brilliant idea and the doctor approved it. So, if anything goes wrong I can blame both of them. Not. Really. Guilt seems to travel.

It's been a challenge keeping him from his usual high energy physical activities. Last night he was doing circuits around our large square leather ottoman. It was as if his body couldn't take the inactivity and just had to move...even if it was running in circles. Today there was one dive/fall into a bed of leaves and dirt, but the dirt didn't make it down through the wrapped bandage into the wound. Thank GOD! I took him out of school for the week, because he wouldn't be able to do anything while there. We stopped by yesterday to visit so that he could say hi to his teachers and friends and show off his bandaged battle wound.

I feel blessed that he didn't cut an artery or tendon. We are very lucky with that. Both E and I are worn out and keeping our fingers crossed that the next ER type visit will be a long time from now. BOY's on the mend. He's already moved on. It's taking me longer to let go of it body still remembering his electrifying screams. The resiliency of children is truly remarkable. The resiliency of parents? Now, that is still up for grabs...

Note: I wanted to thank all of you for your lovely and kind comments and caring for my BOY.

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  1. That's brilliant news - isn't it amazing how small people can bounce back so quickly!


  2. I don't know, you seem pretty resilient to me....

  3. And if he has a little scar, the girls will go crazy over it one day. He'll have to come up with a very manly story, you know.

    Glad he's on the mend, and that you are, too. Or will be. Any day now, right?

  4. I am glad to hear he's on the mend.....and that YOU are too. It takes it out of the Mamas when our babies are sick or injured. Happy 4th to the Motherscribe family.

  5. Great news - it is amazing how they recover and in a few short weeks this whole incident will be behind you! Your heart, of course, scarred for life, his hand, just another adventure in being a kid!
    Great Job Mom!

  6. Oh dear! This is the second post I read today about their boy having an accident and ended up with stitches...

    it must be heart-breaking for you and every one in the family...take care

    hope the little one get well real soon....

  7. I can imagine how difficult it is to keep a very active BOY who likes to play in the mud from getting dirty or doing anything too strenuous! You must be exhausted from shadowing him! Great idea on your part to keep him home from school. When I taught a little boy came to school in a cast and it was painful to see him sitting watching the other kids having fun.

  8. Glad to hear he's on the mend. I know how fifficult it can be for mom, though.
    Blessings, E

  9. So glad to hear the kids have bounced back... Good luck, mama!

  10. I'm glad your little guy is up and running...I mean walking slowly without jarring his hand. Have a wonderful holiday.

  11. Good to know he is doing better. Hopefully you can contain him somewhat so the stiches hold.

  12. so glad he is doing well! You're both such great parents.

  13. I think it was this time last year that I was contemplating wrapping mine in bubble wrap.

    I'd be a lot easier on our hearts. Eh, what's one more year off your life?

  14. So glad he's doing better. We almost hit the ER ourselves the other day. The Mountain Man thought it would be a good idea to allow the Queen to peel her own apple. It wasn't. (Had I been in the room . . .) She split her fingernail and almost took off the top of her finger. (It was the pinkie finger of her left hand. Which hand was boy's on?) After the initial bloodfest, it seemed to stop so we soaked it in hydrogen peroxide and bandaged it up. We change the bandaids twice a day and add neosporin and it hasn't bothered her except when DeBoy tried to bite her.
    PSA - apple peelers are SHARP!


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