Saturday, February 6, 2010

Knock on wood...

...That's what I said to Steve last night after he commented that it is amazing we haven't had any big injuries or broken bones. But Steve didn't do it.(Vitali, Before.)

Today, little Vitali was dancing through the basement when he fell and knocked his eye hard enough to split it open on a wooden chair. The girls heard him crying and came running to get me, Hannah carrying Vitali up the stairs where I met up with my bloody-faced little guy.
(Vitali, After)

He had a split that would likely have needed two stitches if we had taken him in. I decided to see if it looked like it would hold together with butterfly bandages before we went in for the stitches. Fortunately, while there was a lot of blood at first, it also stopped quickly so I was able to get the bandages to stick well and not have to worry about them slipping off and opening the wound. Satisfied with how they were pulling it together I bundled my little guy up for a little snuggle, warmed a blanket in the dryer, and let him pick a movie (He picked Zoro--a nice, long movie) to watch with Ivy to keep him still while it began to knit.

Then, we all watched another movie together (Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs--a very dumb movie) after dinner and he and daddy snuggled on the couch together.
He's worried about going to church tomorrow with bandages. He is always so concerned about looking perfect. I told him it would be cool to get to tell everyone about it. He didn't buy my story. Oh, well. Should've knocked on wood.

7 comments:

Grandma Falk said...

Ah, Vitali, I feel so bad for you--except for the fact that you're getting such great treatment!

(It's amazing how quickly that cut will knit together and will probably look better than if he had had stitches. It's the stitches that leave the scars.)

See you tomorrow, little guy!

Stange Family said...

I was relieved to hear that I am not the only parent who sometimes determines that butterfly bandages might be better than a trip to the ER for stitches. :)

Mike and Christie said...

I think the butterflies work better than stitches. Clean it out, make it an even seam, butterfly, tribiotic, and viola, it is better in 10 days with a minimal scar.
Anna did a number right above her eye that might have required about 4 or 5 stitches last year. You can barely see the scar.

Hope Vitali feels better and wears his wounds proudly!

Melissa E. said...

He feels pretty good now but we are working on the "wearing the wounds proudly" part!

Beth Laurie said...

Tell him it makes him look like a big boy:)

I also thought Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs was a dumb movie:)

Lynn Falk said...

Poor guy! I hope it heals up well.

裕瑤 said...

朝著既定的目標走,就不會迷失。........................................