Trauma in the Home

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Last night, after yet another debate about why Lucy should go to bed RIGHT NOW instead of staying up to ask us endless five year old questions, she ran down the hall and fell into a little bookcase. We hear the crash and she starts to cry. So I roll my eyes and walk upstairs to put her in bed. I turn the corner to see a bloody mess on my poor baby’s face. I run and pick her up, scream for Matt and run downstairs while he is tearing apart the bathroom closet trying to get our first aid kid. I get her face cleaned up enough to see an inch long gash on her forehead that is gushing blood. Needless to say, nothing makes your heart race like seeing your baby hurt like that.

I sang her primary songs while trying to stop the bleeding as Matt cleaned up the mess around the house. There was blood all over the stairs and her nightgown and the kitchen and bathroom floor, but amazingly, there was only one drop on either carpets.

Anyway, after she calmed down and the bleeding stopped, we checked her out. It wasn’t very deep, but deep enough that it needed some attention. So we super glued her skin back together, cleaned her all up and gave her some ice cream. With the glue, I’m pretty sure we can avoid a nasty scar.

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7 Comments Add yours

  1. Megan B says:

    Poor bee-bee :(Kinley has a scar on her forehead. We used the glue, which probably helped make it not so bad.Hey, and there is always mederma for kids!

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  2. No Drama Mama says:

    Well, that’s one way to win the bedtime argument. =] They used super glue for Wesley’s head, too. He doesn’t have a scar from where he smashed his forehead on the exact corner of the brick fireplace hearth. You’re right though, nothing makes you more anxious than blood on your baby.

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  3. Maine Mom says:

    I’m glad she wasn’t hurt more seriously. Seeing all that blood must have been scary, though. I’ll have to remember the super glue trick because I’m sure we’ll need it someday.BTW: When Lucy was singing into the microphone yesterday during our singing time activity, she was showing signs of her mother’s singing talent. :-)…whereas Aimee told Eleanor not to quit her day job! And Emma is just the cutest Sunbeam we have ever had! She is always smiling and is willing to do whatever she is asked. It’s quite delightful having her in Primary now. :-)

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  4. Heather B says:

    Awesome on the super glue. Apparently that is more common than most people realize. Great job!

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  5. Lyndsey says:

    They used super glue on my surgery incision… Can you use just regular super glue or does it have to be a special medical super glue?

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  6. Anonymous says:

    Poor thingIt is sooo hard to see any blood let alone your little angels.Rose

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  7. catherine yeates says:

    how scary! yeah for super glue.:)

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