Friday, March 19, 2010

Franken-Parker

On Monday night Parker and Emma were playing with Aidan's step stool, climbing on and off the bed, when we heard a scream, followed by very intense crying. The first sign of trouble. We went into the boys room to see Parker's face covered in blood and a rather deep gash over his left eye. I called my mom, and luckily she was able to come right over. We took Parker to the TMC pediatric ER, where he received 5 stitches. I ended up leaving the room bawling after the third stitch was put in, and when it was all over Matthew was a white as a ghost and said he thought he was going to faint. I got the nurse and she made him lie down, elevating his feet above his head, and making him drink juice and eat cookies. We were both surprised and rather embarrassed by our reactions. What a pathetic pair of parents we are indeed :)

Parker however, was a trooper. He didn't like being wrapped in a sheet and held down during the procedure, but was crying out of annoyance and not pain. Once it was all over, he was smiling and happy and flirting with the nurses. I, however, had puffy eyes and Matthew looked half dead. Hopefully we won't have to make another trip to the hospital with Parker any time soon. This was our second trip for a head wound in a month!

6 comments:

Aaron, Vicki Tunell said...

I'm glad he was okay. What a sweet cute little boy he is. Miss you Niki! Aaron almost passed out during Noah's birth, maybe that will make Matthew feel better :)

TrishAnderson said...

I am also glad he is ok. I would be in your situation. I cry when the kids have to get their annual shots. Hopefully it heals quickly.

Amanda said...

Parker is going to be the next Benjamin with alphabet scars on his face.

Branden & Jamie said...

Oh my goodness! I haven't seen or heard from you in forever. How scary for your little guy. I'm glad everything turned out alright. I had no idea you were prego. That is so exciting! Crazy and exciting. I think we talked about having kids close once in church. =) Good luck!!! I miss our Sunday conversations!

ScottMelanie said...

Ah, kids. I had to leave when they were putting an IV in Cambria when she was 7 wks old. They couldn't find the vein for a while. Yuck!

porter and karla said...

Poor baby. How scary. We have not had to deal with anything major like that (knock on wood) but I'm sure it was hard as a mom to see that.