My boy had to get stitches yesterday :(

Luke, my 7yo, had to get 4 stitches on his nose yesterday. It was an sccident. My nieces were here and the middle one was spinning with a piece of wood in her hand in the yard and let it go. It hit DS on the nose near the eye and gashed him open. I was on the phone and heard SO yell "What happened?" to all the kids and 1 second later heard my son screaming in pain coming through the front door. He was covered in blood. Once I got a wet washcloth on it enough to stop some bleeding I knew it needed stitches and I was worried. Not just because he was hurt but because he is terrified of needles and I didn't know how he'd react. When he got the last of his vaccines 2 years ago we had to hold him down and he was pretty traumatized. I just knew as soon as the doc went at him with a needle Luke would lose it.

We got our roommate to stay with Ivy and our nieces until BIL could get to the house and off we went to the emergency room. I'm so glad roommate was there so Ben could go with me. I'm usually very strong but I had my own traumatic face stitches as a child and didn't know how I'd do alone. Luckily Ben SO grabbed the keys to drive us before I even had to say anything. I felt terrible leaving my niece at the house though. She is also 7 and was just devastated that she had hurt Luke. I gave her big hugs and told her I wasn't mad and I knew it was an accident and I loved her but it still broke my heart. Luckily her dad wasn't far.

Luke was great the whole time. Really brave. The doc talked him through it all and I held his hand so he could squeeze it while SO stood at the end of the bed and rubbed his legs. He freaked out once when the doc started to numb the area but we were able to very quickly calm him down. Had one more bad moment during the last stitch but not a freak out by any means. I was so proud of my little guy. As soon as he was done he was up, happy, ready to go. We even still went beach camping for the night like we had previously planned. He was a trooper.

Man it's hard to see you kids hurt like that. Ugh. I know it certainly wont be the last time but my heart hurt for him. And I got to see my little boy grow up just a little. He was brave, strong, a real "big boy". SO and I were so proud of him.

He couldn't wait to come home and show his friends his stitches by the way. 4 little frankenstein stitches. I'd post a pic but I don't wanna freak anyone out. This one is safe though. Here he is relaxing in the tent after his big day.



Anyone else have stitches/broken bone stories?
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aw glad to hear he's OK now and was such a trooper!

when i was about four i guess, i was with my parents and family at their friends house i guess having dinner or just hanging out? anyway, i walked into the corner of a (sharp?) table and cut my eye... like a cm or so below my brow. (i don't remember this at all, haha i've just heard the story) my mom wanted to take me to the ER, but my dad was drunk, though, and thought i didn't need stitches... so i didn't get them. i've got a little scar there now. i've noticed that i know a lot of people with scars right in that exact spot as me!
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Poor guy!

My oldest had to have dermabond on his head. I don't even remember how he hurt himself now. they don't recommend dermabond for head, but it was borderline needing stitches, and I don't think they had the heart to give him real stitches. I had to cut the stuff out of his hair though, but thankfully he has a lot of it.

What was really traumatic for me was when Korbin needed stitches. I was doing dishes, and I left for a second to change the song on my computer. Before I even crossed the room, he decided he wanted to help and got a hold of the food processor blade and sliced open his thumb. I was fine until I seen how deep it was, then I lost it for a minute. DH stayed home with Kade, and I rushed him to the ER. then I turned into superb*tch mama when they made us wait forever at the ER. We were there 6 hours! We left the exam room for a bathroom/drink break and they were all sitting around watching tv! I was like "hello, have a 3 year old who's hurt, scared, hungry, tired and stuck in a room with nothing to do but stare at the wall, think we can get to him sometime today?"
I am glad he is okay. Sounds like he did great, and you too, Jess.

When my oldest was around 2, she hit our base board heater just below her butt cheek. She had to get a couple of stiches. It was pretty bad, lots of screaming, but at least it was only a couple. I think part of the reason it was so hard was because she couldn't see what they were doing.
Poor guy. Sounds like he was a trooper.

With 4 kids, somehow I've managed to spend remarkably little time in the emergency room, especially considering 3 of them are male. I think we've only had 3 stitch trips...my oldest son for a cut finger, my daughter for a cut chin, and my youngest for a cut lip (I had a plastic surgeon do that one). My second son broke his nose and needed an ER visit (and surgery later), and he also fell and put his front teeth completely through his tongue...but they don't really stitch tongues, so there wasn't much to be done for that one.

He'll always have an adventurous story to tell, about the crazy-cousin-with-a-stick.
Poor little guy. I have 2 boys, a 5 year old and a newborn so I'm just waiting for the action adventure to begin. My 5 year old has taken some tumbles but nothing that needed a trip to the ER (yet!) thank God.

I have 9 nephews on DH's side of the family and let me tell you, it's almost on a weekly basis that one of them ends up with a broken bone or dislocated something. Just a few weeks ago, all 3 of my sister in law's boys were walking around in cam boots for various sports/goofing around injuries. We were at a family function and they each walked in with a boot on their legs, I thought it was some sort of prank.
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Poor little guy. I have 2 boys, a 5 year old and a newborn so I'm just waiting for the action adventure to begin. My 5 year old has taken some tumbles but nothing that needed a trip to the ER (yet!) thank God.

I have 9 nephews on DH's side of the family and let me tell you, it's almost on a weekly basis that one of them ends up with a broken bone or dislocated something. Just a few weeks ago, all 3 of my sister in law's boys were walking around in cam boots for various sports/goofing around injuries. We were at a family function and they each walked in with a boot on their legs, I thought it was some sort of prank.
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Hahaha...I would've too.

Thanks for listening and sharing. Luke has always been a daredevil and I'm honestly surprised it took this long for an ER trip and that it wasn't bike or skateboard related. That kid has been hell on wheels since he was 4 and taught himself to ride a bike.
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My brother was good at getting hurt.

Once he was showing off for the friend fo the girl across the street (the friend was his little "girlfriend") by getting up on our roof. Well, he fell off and hit his face on the end of a counter outside and hit his face under his eye on the corner. He ran inside crying bloody murder and I had to call my dad at work for him to come home and take care of my brother.

Another time he was running on a trail by the house and ran into a tree branch and poked through his eyelid. More stitches.

He was really tough on his eyes... and he still has better vision than everyone in my family!!

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When I was a little kid I was doing a flip on the rings on my swingset and I fell on my back. Hard. My dad thought I had just had the wind knocked out of me, carried me inside, and had me lay on the living room floor....My mom came home from work, took one look at me, and rushed me to the ER. I cracked 3 ribs.

To this day I don't trust dad when he's decided that something's wrong with me. I'm also still afraid of flipping over unless I'm in water.
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Aww...he was so brave.

I'm just waiting for our first stitches...I swear Addison will be first.
Poor little guy!

He looks like he's quickly on the mend in that picture.

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