Monday, September 1, 2008

mollys almost ER visit...

fortunately there was a nurse present, so she was able to "talk me down".

we went to the smiths house for labor day burgers, dogs, and hold 'em. plenty of people around so i didnt worry too much about the kids. then i hear molly cry. not just cry, but really cry. you know, moms, that deep from the gut, take your breath away, "oh, crap, she's hurt," cry. i make break for the kitchen, where i see someone (it was such a blur, i dont even know who) holding molly against her. i hear "she's bleeding." i cant see her face, but then she turns and looks at me, and theres a trail of blood coming from her forehead, running right down the center of her nose and pooling in that little crease where the nostril meets the cheek. from there down its just smeared with her tears. poor thing. i take her and set her on the counter while someone (again, a blur) dabs her forehead. theres a very small (holy cow, the head bleeds!!) gash, only about a cm long but its pretty deep. apparently she fell down the stairs and landed on the corner (solid wood, so its pretty sharp...obviously). she was only about 3 steps up, so i guess it could have been worse. allen comes in and my first reaction is, "we need to take her to the ER." allens like "we? what about colby? should one of us take her and the other one stay here with him?" and i said, "well, i can't take her by myself, with her bleeding in the backseat. colby can stay here, we'll get him later." then anna steps in and says, "you just need a butterfly bandage. thats all they'll do at the ER anyway." thank goodness she was there. i'm so thankful we have friends that are nurses! i have been saved many a visit to the ER, because i can just pick up the phone and call one of our 3 or 4 nurse friends! anyway, so we got her calmed down. she was very happy that she got to wear a band-aid, and thats that. not that injuries are ever cute, but this is just a precious picture....
she's just pitiful, isn't she?
cheese!!! she can still smile for the camera.

3 comments:

The Day's said...

Awww - totally precious picture. Poor Molly! Praise the Lord for nurse friends!

christi28 said...

oh sweet molly! it looks like she recovered well from that last picture!

ps ~ i had a flush of memories when i saw the ladybug shirt!!

love ya!

christi28 said...

ok ~ maybe i should have said RUSH not FLUSH! what was i thinking!?!