Monday, July 27, 2009

When Life Takes Over...

I had a post for today, but it's only halfway done. It would have been done and scheduled in blogger, except we had a minor disaster last week.

My youngest son fell into the coffee table, cutting the cartilage in his ear so deep that he needed stitches. So I had my first real emergency room experience as a mother, and I have no desire to go through that again...

There is only so much the doctor could do to numb his ear - topical numbing agents only go so far. He's only four, and the poor kid could feel the needle. As a mother, that just killed me to watch, and to not be able to do anything to help him. I hope I never have to go through that again.

Of course, this incident put everything else on hold, and I didn't finish my WIP like I'd hoped. He's going back to preschool for the first time today, so I'm hoping to finish it this week. My oldest son is no longer in summer camp, though, so it'll be interesting to figure out how to get some writing time. :)

Anyway, I hope to be back to my regular blogging schedule soon. :)

16 comments:

beth said...

Oh no! I'm so sorry about that and hope he recovers soon. If he's anything like me, he'll love showing off the stitches to his classmate, though!

PJ Hoover said...

Oh, sending positive thoughts your way. My daughter had a similar traumatic experience which just pained me to watch. Ugh.

quixotic said...

Oh, I am so sorry to hear about your son. It just breaks your heart as a mother, to see your child in so much pain. I know exactly how you must have felt. I hope you don't have too many ER visits to endure. Little boys are daredevils. *hugs*

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Oh! I'm so sorry. It is so hard to see your little ones hurt like that. I had to take my daughter when she was a toddler in for stitches in her eyebrow. They put her head in some sort of vise and made me leave the surgery room, which was probably for the best but she suffered and so did I.
I hope he soon forgets the trauma (you, too)

Susan York Meyers said...

I'm so sorry. "Cyber-hug"

God Bless,
Susan

Christina Farley said...

This is terrible! Is your son okay? As a mom, I know I'd be freaking out but then my child would probably be more okay than myself.

Nora Maeve Downing said...

Give the little guy a hug for me, and yourself one too! I hope to get some writing/blogging SOMETHING done in Aug. before work starts up again.

Kelly said...

Moments like that are some of the hardest of motherhood!

Christine M said...

I'm so sorry about your son's accident. I hope he's feeling much better now.

Stephanie said...

Ouch!!! My daughter fell and cut her head...had to go to the ER...they had to give her a staple!!!! And if you've never seen one of those....it really looks just like a staple that holds paper together!! She was such a trooper...didn't even cry! She was 3 at the time.

Danyelle said...

*hugs* to both you and your son.

Mary Witzl said...

I can imagine how you must have felt! My daughter struck her head on the edge of a coffee table when she was just a year old. You've probably seen those cartoons where someone gets whacked on the head and a bump immediately results; I'd seen them, at any rate, but I had NO idea this really happened and it scared me silly. It honestly looked like an egg was protruding from her forehead. She turned out to be fine, though she still has a small dent there. Conversely, when our youngest daughter broke her arm, I was convinced that there was nothing wrong with her at first because I could not see it. One thing is for sure: Watching your kids get treated in the ER is a special kind of hell.

Kelly H-Y said...

Oh, you poor thing ... hugs to you and your son! We've had a similar-type of experience over the past couple of weeks, so I completely understand. It hurts so much, as a parent, to watch your child in pain ... or being poked with needles. You wish you could just hop right in and take their place. Hope he is healing well, and this will be a much more peaceful week.

Tabitha said...

Thanks, everyone, so much, for all your well wishes.

My son is doing great. He got his stitches out yesterday, and he was such a little trooper! He lay perfectly still, smiling at me the whole time, and let the doctor do what he needed to do. I was so proud of him. AM proud of him. :)

Now, we just need to keep it clean while his ear finishes healing, but the worst is most definitely out of the way.

Thanks again, everyone. All your positive thoughts have certainly been helpful!

Shelli said...

ugh - i hate those visits. Im sure it wont be our last ones though :( lets knock on wood!

writerjenn said...

Ack! I'm glad it's over with now--bet you and your son are too!