Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Big boo boo on my Bugsy Boo

Poor Lacy! This week, she has fallen on her head (thanks to her klutzy mother), had a fever and a tummy ache, and now she has a split lip and stitches. Finally her fever broke this afternoon, so we decided she could go outside and play with the neighbors for a while, but she needed to put on shoes and socks.

"Mom, come help me pick out the perfect shoes and the perfect socks!" I showed her some socks, of which she did not approve, so she decided to come closer to pick them out herself. Unfortunately, she tripped over a dress up chest between her and the dresser, and landed on the open drawer. The deep gash in her lip was shaped exactly like the right angle of the drawer's corner. We were concerned about how deep it was, so we called our paramedic friend who met us in town and took a look at her lip. He felt that with the location of the cut she really should be seen by a doctor, so we took her to the urgent care clinic for stitches. She was very brave, but still screamed a bit with the shots in her face. We also discovered that her gums are pretty torn up as well, but there's nothing you can do about that. We go in next week to remove the stitches. I think I'll find that scar minimizing cream to put on it while it heals, since it is in a very visible area. Poor little sweet thing!


Les said...

Hope you feel better soon, Lacy! Would you believe that NONE of my children have ever had stitches? Wow! I can't believe that with my bunch of rowdies, you beat us!

Thom & Jenn Tobin said...

How scary for you both!
Hope she starts to feel better.