Friday, March 7, 2014

Ben's First ER Visit

Ben fell at daycare yesterday and earned his first stitch as a result.

I picked him up and took him to the urgent care clinic next to his daycare, but the doctor there referred us to the pediatric ER in Tulsa.

He was fine.  Not crying or anything.  The pediatric ER was very quick.  We were taken right back, checked in, and taken to a room within 5 minutes.

He explored the room while the nurses and NP came in and out, explained what was going to happen, set up for the procedure, etc.

We managed to have a little fun.

Then Dad showed up and we looked out the window at the helicopter and construction taking place around the hospital.

Finally they wrapped him like a burrito to keep his arms down, gave him a numbing shot, cleaned it, then she put in one stitch.  He was very upset during the process, so fortunately it didn't take all that long, though it seemed like forever. It will dissolve on it's own within 5-6 days.

Afterwards they brought him a popsicle as a treat and to soothe his lip, but he shoved it away.

We were in and out in probably an hour and a half.  Pretty miraculous for an ER visit.

He took a long nap after we got home, then was up and running like normal!

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