It was a regular Friday afternoon, K was at Nana’s pool waiting for his friend to arrive for a swim play date. Just moments before his friends arrived, K emerged from the pool crying, gripping his foot. I looked at his foot and what I horrified by what I saw.
We quickly left the pool and went upstairs to my parent’s house to get some first aid attention on his foot.
Grand-dad doused the antiseptic solution on his foot and wrapped it up with a bandage to stop the bleeding. We quickly left the house and made our way to A&E at Gleneagles hospital as K’s injury needed some stitches.
He was fairly calm when we waited to see the doctor,
When the nurse removed the bandages to clean the wound, K held my hand and braced himself for the pain,
Big fat tears rolled down his cheek as the nurse cleaned the wound,
I would be tearing too from the pain of the cut, that almost severed the tip of his toe.
The doctor explained that he needed to give K a local anesthetic before stitching the tip to his skin back to his toe. No tears, but K let out a loud, “Oh…Ow…Ow…” then “Oh man!”, when the needle went into his toe. I suppose being able to play games on the phone worked as a rather useful ‘other anesthetic’ to distract him from the pain.
K ended up with 2 stitches on his 4th toe and a bandaged right foot.
There have been little complaints from him since Friday night, and he is on the mend.
As for mom, most things are on hold the next one week, since he has to be out of school and I have to take care of him at home 24/7.
Sigh…there is never a dull moment in life when you are a mom.