***WARNING, if you are squeamish, you might want to skip this post***
Seriously, Sav? I mean, REEEEALLY?!!!! You gotta be kiddin’ me…
Last night, the kids were SUPER excited that Kinley & Madelyn were sleeping over and had been talking about it all day!
The girls had been at our house for 10 MINUTES… 1-0-M-I-N-U-T-E-S… when the following occurred…
Our kids had already eaten, so I sat at the table while K & M munched on their food~ just girl chattin’. The quads were all amped up to have company~ everyone was running around and giggling with excitement.
(6:30pm…you know, the “witching hour”…ABSOLUTE INSANITY~ where the noise level in our house is at maximum capacity…just a normal day in a house full of multiples).
The twins and I were talking about yummy carrots when Sav comes sprinting in from the kitchen with a big grin on her face singing: “carrots…carrots…carrots are GOOD!” and then somehow, she trips on the carpet & catapults face-first into one of our squared support beams/pillars. I watched in slow motion…in horror…as my precious baby girl’s face slammed into the sharp corner.
I immediately grabbed Sav, who was holding her face~ screaming bloody murder, and sat her up on the table to assess the damage.
(this picture was about an hour later)
GEEESH. I calmly called out, “Uhhhh, Joooooooooe!…I’m headed to the ER with Sav.” Keep in mind, Joe had been home for about 15 minutes, kids were running around the house screaming, the girls had just arrived, SO loud, SUCH calamity, and here we are~ running out of the house for the ER!
Joe came around the corner and saw the cut~ all purple and silvery…it was deep. Thank God it wasn’t an inch to the right or it would have been her eyeball. No loss of consciousness, no pupil changes, no vomiting~ all good signs.
Also~ for some reason, I had noticed earlier that day that there was a sterile ABD pad (surgical dressing) on the floor of my utility room?!? Random. No idea when/how it had gotten there~ but the second Sav hurt herself, I remembered it immediately and grabbed it off the floor, opened it and had Sav hold it to her head on our way to the hospital. Crazy coincidence, eh? I think not.
So, I loaded up the battered princess and headed to Cook Children’s ER in Fort Worth (you know, the same place we had just been a month earlier for Sav’s billionth kidney surgery?! The same place where we keep a running tab?! I swear we should have some sort of VIP status by now. heh heh. I kid……well, not really).
Savannah literally only cried for about 60 seconds after the incident…so strong & brave, my girl.
The friendly staff at the hospital, wrapped up Sav’s war wounds like a pirate princess while we waited for stitches. This is the best “ARRRRGH” that she could summon up at that moment…Sav proudly announced that she was “Izzie” from Jake and the Neverland Pirates. Awesome.
Pour on that Lidocaine gel, peeps! I cannot imagine trying to suture up a 4.5 yr old, strong willed, feisty little girl. Good luck.
One thing you need to know about Sav~ she is never going to take any cr@p from anybody. The last couple of times she has had to get testing or procedures done at the hospital (i.e. foley catheters, IV’s, etc), she will fight with every ounce of her being and scream at the top of her lungs: “GET OFF OF ME! GET AWAY FROM ME! GET ME OUTTA HERE! GET OFF OF MEEEEEEE!!!!” She doesn’t stop or wear herself out until they stop touching her. Her current record is 65 minutes, bless her heart. It is heart breaking, but freakishly awesome at the same time. Talk about one heck of a fighter & strong little girl! And last night was no exception.
As with any Sav-tastic “episode”, the instant it is over, she is perfectly fine. This was literally seconds after they had finished. You can see how puffy her eyes were. Poor baby girl. By this time, it was 10:45p or later.
I gotta tell ya…as a surgical nurse, the first thing you think when you see your child get a laceration on her face is “PLASTIC SURGEON!” But Cook Children’s Wound Care Team is incredible. Miss Callie did an amazing job of stitching her up---even with Sav screaming in her face! I was so impressed.
And the child life specialist, Hannah, was an angel! People who work in childrens’ hospitals are just a different type of awesome. I could never do it. KUDOS and thank all of you for what you do!
When we finally got home, Maddie (left) & Kinley (right) were fast asleep in Savi’s bed…Savannah was bummed that she didn’t even get to play with them! I guess Auntie Liz will have to bring them for another sleep over very soon!
The little lady and myself cozied up for the night in the guest room upstairs. We were absolutely exhausted, but so thankful that it wasn’t as bad as it could have been.
And yes, my husband is a friggin’ rockstar for getting all 5 kids fed, cleaned, brushed, and ready for bed by himself. I left the house without even having to think twice. He’s such an incredible guy, God love him.
(p.s. I did not text Liz until I knew that her girls were fast asleep, b/c I KNEW she would try to go pick them up! LOL. Which is exactly what she wanted to do. Love her.)
Today Sav is perfectly fine! Of course my only girl was the first one (and hopefully ONLY one) to get the ‘ole scar on the face. Awesome. Of course! LOL…
Am I surprised? Nope…not at all.
Happy Friday, peeps!