Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Father's Day Stitches

At 2 years and 2 months Caleb got his first stitches. He fell off Grandma and Grandpa's bed, hit the side table directly above his left eyebrow and split his head open. It didn't bleed a lot but boy was it opened up wide. I did not want to see Caleb get stitches so Derrick and his dad took Caleb to urgent care. Derrick said it was good I didn't go. They put Caleb in a straight jacket, the assistant held Caleb's head still and they put a cloth completely over his face, except where the stitches were being done. Caleb was crying like he was going to die. I'm sure I would feel the same way too in his position. Derrick talked to Caleb (not that it helped much) and watched the procedure. Derrick said when they cleaned it out it was twice as deep and when we saw it *shiver.
However, after the 3 stitches were done they gave Caleb a lollipop and he was much better. In fact, Caleb went straight from urgent care to nursery at church and he did great. I did feel a little bad though because they missed the cookies and brownies that were handed out to all the dads at church. Sorry guys!

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