In Need of Grace

October 9, 2008

Steri Strips and Hurricane Gel

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jennifer Seltzer @ 12:25 am

Two words I’ve never heard before today.  Now I know what they are and what they do.  Well, what they are supposed to do anyways.  I think the Hurricane Gel didn’t do it’s job though because I’m sure you heard my 4 and a half year old screaming bloody murder from the dr’s office all they way to your house.  It was pretty loud.  Isaac was climbing on a tree when the limb broke.  To make a long story short, he got a HUGE splinter (splinter is not even close to what it was, but for a lack of better word I’m sticking with it).  The dr. had to make an incision and dig it out.  Needless to say, the numbing gel didn’t work and I had to hold my screaming child down on the table.  I could go on but really this is by far our worst injury in the Seltzer household.  We’ve been lucky considering we have two boys.  I know more stuff like this is right around the corner.  What’s your household’s worst injury???  Oh by the way, steri strips are those bandaid like stitches and hurricane gel, if you couldn’t figure out, is SUPPOSED to numb, supposed being the key word here.

1 Comment »

  1. OUCH! Poor baby! We have had a few “situations” with our oldest: when he was 15 months old there was an unfortunate incident where his forehead met the corner of the dresser: about 10 stitches. When he was about 4 years old he was helping his dad with the recylcing and dropped a glass bottle which cut into his wrist: about 5 stitches (and they had to ask us in the ER triage area if it was a suicide attempt). With this one they were apparently afraid I was going to pass out so they wanted me to leave. When I refused, the compromise was they got me a chair and I sat just outside the treatment room where his dad held his hand while they stitched him up.
    The worst was just a few months ago (he is now 16) when he fractured his wrist but we didn’t know and he walked around with it for 2 days before we went to the ER.
    Want to nominate us for parents of the year…?

    Comment by 2xjms — October 10, 2008 @ 4:46 am


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