Monday, January 21, 2008

Head trauma

So, last night, Teagan had his first visit to Urgent Care. He was having a good time, jumping over Tatum's legs, trying to annoy her, I think. It stopped being fun when he tripped and fell right into the corner of the boys' shelf. He had a huge gash that bled like crazy. Bobby came running into our bedroom with him, yelling about having to go to the hospital. Keep in mind, I work nights, and I was asleep. Quite a rude awakening. By the time we left, the bleeding had stopped but you see how big of a gash it was. He passed out after the crying fit because he hadn't napped yet. The trauma doc at Children's Urgent Care repaired it, and I have to say, he did a great job. They gave Teagan some Lidocaine ointment to numb it up, then wrapped him up on a papoose board. I don't think they really needed to, because he just laid there quietly the whole time. Kind of like he does for haircuts, quiet but frowning. The cut is about 31 mm, with a total of 30 stitches!
You can see, this morning, it is pretty swollen and purple. He says it hurts if you ask, but it hasn't slowed him down one bit. He really did a great job and was smiling and laughing as soon as they were finished. Other nurses kept coming in and commenting how quiet things were. Apparently, there's usually alot of screaming and crying. Not my big boy. He'll have to go back next weekend to have the stitches removed. Hopefully, he'll do just fine with that too.
On another note, today is my birthday! Yep, 34 years ago, all 9 pounds of me came into the world. Ouch. Happy BIRTH day, Mom.

And Houston, we have a heartbeat! I am 10 weeks along today, and had an appt on Friday. I was surprised but relieved when the midwife was able to find the heartbeat so early. Now, if I could just get past the morning sickness and fatigue stage.

8 comments:

Special K said...

That gash looks nasty. Glad you at least stopped the bleeding before you grabbed the camera. LOL!
Poor kid.

And Happy Birthday. There's penguin wishes for you on my blog.
Hee hee...

Special K said...

Hey..cool little floating in the uterus baby graphic. I just saw that. Neat!

Doris & Dan said...

Poor little guy! That is a lot of stiches. Wishing a quick recovery.

Happy Birthday!!!

Keep smilin!

Rhonda said...

Poor Teagan, hope he's doing better today!

Happy birthday!

Catherine said...

Sorry about your sweeties gash. What a brave boy he was!!

Happy Birthday...and congrats too! What an exciting time for your family, and Auntie K!

Lisa B. said...

Congrats!! Mine and Missy's vote is for Tess. Have no idea for a boy name....Tatum needs a sister. Kudos to Teagan being so brave getting 30 stitches!! Ouch!! Hope you start feeling better soon as the pregnancy progresses. Good luck!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday, big sis!
travis

Debbie said...

Happy Birthday!!! I remembered it was your b=day and got on here to wish you a good one and couldn't believe all your news! Grass ain't gonna grow under your feet girl! Kiss Teagan for me and tell him how brave I think he is! Can't believe he was so good for that MANY stitches! Congrats on the heartbeat! I'm so happy for you. Hope the morning sickness and fatigue pass quickly for you. I'm with Missy and Lisa, I like Tess, but I still like Tara too! Hope you had a great birthday! Love ya!