Thursday, May 10, 2007

Stitches and not the good kind!

Cuts and bruises go away, but the scars will always stay...

We got stitches and not the good fibery kind. This post is not for the faint of heart. The picture is pretty gross. You are forewarned. On Friday the school called and said I had to come pick up dd. She had whacked her head on her locker and had an egg sized egg on her head and headache. So I drove and got her.
Yesterday the school called and said you need to come get her and take her to the hospital. They said she needed stitches and to get an xray as they saw the patella and were worried that ligaments might be cut. So I drive to the school again and this is what I see….
Five hours after leaving the school we are leaving the hospital with 20 stitches and an immobilizer on her knee. Luckily nothing was chipped or broken and no ligaments were torn just a big cut. And we had missed little man’s choral concert, he didn’t seem to mind as he said the teacher was in a bad mood!! I took the picture because she didn't want to look but wanted to know what it looked like. The man said we would put the picture in her "scrape-book" instead of her scrap book. Dr gave her forceps to take home so when she catches a fish she can get the hook out easier and she won't end up back in the ER with a fishhook in her finger.
So for today she sits at home being pampered and her brother is very jealous. She thinks I am joking when I told her I am going to go look on the internet for a suit of armor or a rubber suit for her to wear. They say these things happen in threes and I don’t even want to imagine what the third one will be!

On the fibery front I did knit a puppet and finished it in the hospital yesterday. I need to get a picture of it. I started crocheting an afghan and I don’t like it so will start another. I want to spin but my arm doesn’t want to. I have an appt. with a neurologist on June 6th and hopefully I will know something then.

In the greenhouse, everything is doing well and I have moved plants outside to harden off and give me room inside. Now I just need to finish getting the larger garden rototilled so I can plant them.

In other news, elder son turned 22 on Monday and on that same day younger son received the highest honon in Cub Scouts, the Arrow of Light, and bridged over to Boy Scouts. So it has been a busy week and one I don't want to repeat. I am looking forward to a peaceful weekend.


Joyce said...

UG---give DD a hug and chuckle from her aunt. This is just one of many scars to come dear sis. Amazing there haven't been too many sooner. It does look nasty. Glad to hear you have a neuro appt. Hope they figure out how to make you normal again. I know you mss your spinning and energy. Love.

cyndy said...

Poor DD...poor you! thinking good thoughts for you both and here is to a nice quiet weekend...
(and a very happy mothers day!)