Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Tuesday, March 30, 2010 Posted by Amber
So, the little black "bug leg-like" thingamajiggers on Nate's finger are...stitches. Yep, the kid who has had a really good string over the last couple of months had to go and throw a curve ball and remind us that he is indeed a boy. While trying to climb on a stool we have in the kitchen, the stool toppled over and landed on the kiddo's finger, smashing it so badly that it split wide open. Lots of screaming, lots of blood...it weren't a purdy sight.
After trying to steri-strip it together, we realized that we probably needed to head to the ER when it was still dripping in blood 2 hours later. ER on a Friday night is NOT what I wanted to do at all, but a little extra nudge from our pediatrician on the phone sealed the fact that we needed to get it seen about. Sure enough, Nate's little adventure earned him 2 stitches.
We have seen most of the staff on in the ER before, and the attending immediately asked for Nate's protocol letter to read up on the drugs he can't have and everything else, even though he was just in there for a laceration. We've seen this attending before in the past, and she is incredible...I made sure to thank her for her knowledge of mito.
They gave the little guy some ativan to make him sleepy for the procedure, but it unfortunately had a delayed reaction and didn't have much affect until a while after they stitched him up. Let me say that Mr. Nafey boy is hilarious on ativan! He kept looking around through half-opened eyes at the curtains and laughing over and over. He was cracking us all up at his "out of it" hilarity...and loud, boy that kid was laughing so loud. By 1:00 in the morning, he didn't care at all that he had smashed the mess out of his finger.
It was a nice in and out ER visit, and hopefully our last one for a LONG, long time.