26 March 2008
ER 2, Mom 0
Ok, it is barely March and we have had to make our second trip for an emergency with the little. Almost as soon as we reached SF on Monday we were in Safeway picking up some deli items for a picnic by the Golden Gate, I was paying and I heard my aunt say something like "uh oh". I turned just in time to see Hannah falling and her head banging into the deli case. Next thing I knew she was standing up covered in blood. My reaction was so swift. My body felt like it wanted to evacuate EVERYTHING so immediately and I began shaking so bad I could hardly hold paper towels to her head.
Fortunately we were 6 blocks from a plan hospital and I took her to the urgent care center where they took her in right away. I think the fact that she is 4 and was covered with blood helped. She now has 4 stitches and a lovely bandage with a swollen purple eye. The good news is that the stitches are in the crease so she should not have much in the way of scarring. I will be watching it and applying scar cream to help her along. How bad would that suck to have a scar there? poor pretty girl.
I am so glad that kids are so resilient. After the initial shock and pain she was a real trooper and much calmer and more collected than I. I am so proud of her. She will have the stitches to show off at school and then we will get them out on Monday afternoon.
Now that we are home, it has all hit me again. I feel like I can finally let go since we are home with Daddy and I have a little buffer. I can't believe how exhausted those severe emotions can make you. I have so much to do and so little energy right now. I am going to focus on some billing tonight and also my journal thing. The picture above is my entry from the day of the "incident" and I want to finish up my "gypsy spread" which I will share when it is done. Hope everyone is having a nice week.