Sunday, February 17, 2008

Emergency Room Excitement

Well we finally had the 'opportunity' to go to the emergency room. We actually jinxed ourselves by commenting to someone the other day that we have survived for over eight years without having to go to the ER for stitches or broken bones. To make it worse, we jokingly said that Abigail would be our first to have the 'experience'.

I was out camping with the scouts when Sherrie called me in a panic. Abigail had cut her lip wide open and it was obvious that stitches would be needed. Sherrie ran the boys over to our wonderful neighbors, called me and headed to the hospital. I finished unloading my gear at camp and did the same. We met at the hospital, and poor Abigail was quite nervous and holding a wet rag on her lip. Luckily we got right in, and into a room. Abigail was silent and obviously frightened, but was so brave as they gave her an IV. Because the cut was on her lip, it required a plastic surgeon, and as they wanted her to be calm and motionless, they needed an iv with some drugs to keep her semi-sedated. She was incredibly patient and calm, the best the nurses had seen, which was amazing considering what the little 3 year old was experiencing. They got her sewed up without too much problem, and we were able to get out fairly quickly. Thanks to our neighbors and hometeacher who helped out with the boys. It is sure nice to have them close. So without further ado, here is Abigail's new (and very temporary) look. Imagine some women pay big bucks to have such full lips!


Lisa said...

Abigail, you are one very brave little girl.

The Edde Family said...

WOW! She is one tuff cookie. That will be a memorable picture.
Hope it all heals well.

Perpetual Mommy Exhaustion said...

How sad! The poor thing! And poor Sherri too! Nothing is worse than having a broken baby, especially when you're already hauling one around in your belly.

Simon & Sara said...

Abigail, we hope you get well fast! We love you!