Don't say I didn't warn ya. Because I did.
This afternoon, I was making dinner in the kitchen, enjoying life as all three of my kids had themselves happily encompassed in separate activities not more than 15 feet from me. Nobody was bothering anyone.
Ahh ... peace.
Until ... Payton started crying. Crying loudly. Screaming. Screaming at the top of her lungs.
What in the heck? I quickly ran over to her and found this ... the crime scene ...
Clearly this picture was taken after I removed the culprit from the scene and tended to my daughter. But you get the picture.
The culprit ...
This guitar had been leaning in the corner behind the piano that Payton was playing with. She must have moved the piano in such a way that it bumped the guitar, causing it to fall.
It fell on her. On her head. It hit her right smack dab in the middle of her forehead.
There was blood everywhere, gushing out of her forehead. A huge pile of blood on the floor
The thing would not stop bleeding. I completely panicked and knew I had to get her to the hospital, but I wasn't sure how I was going to do that with me, three kids and a gushing forehead.
I applied pressure for several minutes until the bleeding slowed down. In the interim, Mason got me the phone so I could call for help. The only problem was my mind was racing so fast that I could barely remember anyone's phone number.
I called my friend Jodi who lives around the corner first ... I figured she could get to me the fastest. NO ANSWER. I called my sister several times. NO ANSWER. I called my husband several times. NO ANSWER. I called my mom several times on two different cell phones. NO ANSWER.
Those were the phone numbers I knew off the top of my head. My cell phone was elsewhere in the house and I couldn't get to it. I knew I needed to call my sister-in-law, but my brain was not functioning. So ... I have to apologize to the person whose phone number is 414-659-1271 ... I really didn't mean to bother you and I'm sorry if I sounded like a frazzled lunatic ... but at that moment I was. That phone number would be the area code of my sister-in-law's cell phone, combined with portions of my fax number.
I finally pulled myself together and got her number right. SHE ANSWERED. Thank God for her! She said she'd meet me at the hospital and off we went. On our way there, I finally reached my mom and Kyle, both of whom planned to meet me at the hospital too.
Upon arrival, I took this picture of Payton with my cell phone ...
After having Payton's wound numbed and cleaned, I was amazed at how tiny the gash was. The strange thing was that it looked like a hole in her head ... probably about 2mm in diameter. Who knew that so much blood could come from such a small gash? The RN decided that Payton needed to have stitches and agreed that liquid stitches would do the trick. Phew.
But nonetheless, I knew Payton would put up a good fight. We had to restrain her using a pillowcase ... thank God the actual closing of the gash didn't take that long. Although, just a few seconds of what we experienced seemed like an eternity.
Our pretty princess got a McD's happy meal on our way home for being such a champ. Here she is enjoying her fries and chocolate milk ... all while making sure to let us know she has a boo-boo. Poor baby girl ...
Now I'm off to find that
Poor sweet baby. Is it ever boring around there?ReplyDelete
OH NOOOOOOO!!!!!! Not my precious princess!!!! I can't believe you got the number wrong...lol I swear my brain doesn't work right when I'm in a state of panic either!!! I wish I lived closer.... :(ReplyDelete
Oh and you'd better get that damn guitar out of there before my crazy boy gets there...lol He's liable to take someone's head off with it! ;)
I hope Payton's head feels better soon!ReplyDelete
OMG and that last picture of her is so stinkin sad... :(ReplyDelete
Oh, man, what an adventure you guys had today! Hope this doesn't affect her musical career!ReplyDelete
oh poor baby! I feel your pain and I have scars from stitches on my foorhead at least twice.. so trust me when I say I feel your pain GWS!ReplyDelete
Awww...poor sweet thing! I would have TOTALLY paniced too, and been in the same situation of no one answering there damn phone! Especially my DH. I know he looks at his phone (cuz I've seen him do it), sees the number and puts it straight to vmail. It drives me insane!! What if I were calling about something important!!!ReplyDelete
That's alot of blood too. Aren't cuts in the head notorious for bleeding alot? ugh.
Oh man, Chicky! :'( So glad that she's ok!ReplyDelete
I promise I am not laughing at your feeling of panic in the moment! I'm going to assume this is your first experience with stitches. I hate to tell ya, but there are more coming! Angela is the only one of my kids who hasn't had stitches from an injury! LOL I'll have to blog about some of our experiences with stitches. And always remember, heads bleed worse than ANY other part of the body, with the exception of a severed artery (which I have seen!) The head always fools you into thinking the child is going to bleed to death. The good news is, you've all survived! Something I have learned along the way though....any injuries to the face I have fixed by a cosmetic surgeon! The ER calls the cosmetic guy in, and we wait till he/she gets there. A couple of times we've had to meet him at a different hospital. The difference in how the scar looks later compared to a regular 'ol ER fix is incredible.ReplyDelete
Oh no! Shame! It looks really sore! I hope that Payton feels better soon!ReplyDelete
I imagine I would have acted the same way you did! I am so glad all is okay, that last picture of her is pitiful. And the picture of her in the hospital, the cut looks really wide! Feel better Payton!!!ReplyDelete
You did good Mommy. Here's hoping she heals quickly and feels better fast.ReplyDelete
As I'm reading this I look at my home phone and see that I had 3 missed calls from you! I would have been just as flustered. So sorry I wasn't home. I was actually coming back from a doctor appointment. Glad she is ok now!ReplyDelete
:( Poor baby girl. I hope she feels o.k. today.ReplyDelete
I hope she's feeling better today.ReplyDelete
I am so glad she is alright. I love the picture of her with her band-aid letting everyone know about her "boo-boo". Sorry for all of the craziness you had to deal with yesterday. Hope Payton is feeling better today :)ReplyDelete
Poor Chicky! That is a lot of blood, I would of been freaking too.ReplyDelete
Poor baby! Glad she's ok. Head bleeds are the worst.ReplyDelete
One word: YIKES!!!ReplyDelete
That is a lot of blood on the floor.
Thank goodness it did not get her eye or somewhere worse. Whew!
I hope all is well today.
You have as much chaos in your house as me!! C'mon.....admit it! Never a dull moment!!!
I am starting to think you are my long lost sister from the last couple of posts! :)
Glad she's ok! I don't know what I would do if someone got hurt at my house..it IS hard to do anything quickly with 3 children...I think I need to make a plan incase that does happen.ReplyDelete
Oh poor sweet girl. I bet she was soo tired at bedtime. I wish I was there to love her up. I'm sorry you had to go through that. I know how it feels we have been there with both the boys- one with a baseball between the eyes-blood everywhere and the other one with the dog bite in the face yuck.. I hope she heals up soon!!!ReplyDelete
How scary for her - and you! It is unbelievable how much those head wounds bleed, isn't it?? Glad that she is ok!ReplyDelete
Oh, poor girl! Hope she feels better soon. That last picture is so cute, tho. I can't imagine how hectic everything must have been. Maybe I should program my speed dial in case of mind numbing emergency!ReplyDelete
Oh My Goodness...I cant believe a guitar did that to her poor little head.ReplyDelete
PTL it was able to be mended with the glue.
Awww, poor bugger. Looks like the guitar won that fight. Hope she's better soon :)ReplyDelete
Taylor had one of those too. Corner of a wall. Same thing with the liquid stitches. It did leave a scar but I was told since she still has growing to do that it should fade with age. Hope she's feeling better!ReplyDelete
Oh...I'm so sorry this happened...Hope she is feeling much better soon...she is so cute even with a frown on her face...ReplyDelete
oh no poor miss Payton!! I try to think on what I will do if x thing happen, btu Im pretty sure I will freak out in the moment, sighReplyDelete
hoping she feels better and that the guitar is in the trash.. is incredible how the things we never thought can make that damage
OHHHHH my goodness! That last picture is sooo precious! Sad but sooo adorable! I am so sorry this happened! I hope she is feeling better and I hope things heal just fine! POOR baby! I have had stitches a TON of times...just something about my luck!ReplyDelete
Poor baby! I would have totally freaked out too!!! I'm glad they were able to do liquid stitches!ReplyDelete
Poor Payton!! I hope she's feeling better today! Head wounds are scary - the appear so big & they bleed so much (I have a scar across my forehead, too!)ReplyDelete
And that must have been hard to get all 3 kids ready to go. I'm so glad she's okay! That last pic of her is so very sad :(
Yikes!! That's so scary. Poor Payton! What a brave girl! Hope she forgets all about it soon.ReplyDelete
The guitar is much bigger than I pictured! Seriously, you could write a book with all of your adventures. Life is never boring in your house:)ReplyDelete
Poor sweet Payton. I hope her boo boo heals quickly. We've had a few run-ins like that. The ER nurse keeps telling me that the head is very vascular - hence all the blood.ReplyDelete
Payton you are a strong lil lady!
Take up Guitar and teach that thing a lesson!