Friday, March 2, 2012

The Best Laid Plans...And All That Fun

Sunshine and balmy warm weather, most of us feeling well after nearly a week of sickness, and the promise of rain all weekend warranted a trip to the park. It was the perfect way to celebrate the first day of March. The kids were excited and I was looking forward to a little sunshine and fresh air. My Li'l Diva was spinning circles in the living room excited but waiting patiently for us to get ready and head out the door.

Then things took a turn for the worst. Literally. While the Li'l Diva was spinning she slipped, nose dived and cracked her head against the coffee table. It didn't take long to see that she was going to have more than just a goose egg on her head as the blood started pouring down. She had managed to hit the table edge just right to cut a gash on her forehead. And it was deep. My sister had the presence of mind to put ice on it to help slow the bleeding down and I got the Ibuprofen out right away to help with her truly splitting headache. After 30 minutes of crying we managed to get my poor baby calmed down (thanks to some help from Diego) and I was able to ascertain that the bleeding had pretty much stopped. And that the cut was deep enough to warrant a trip to the ER quite possibly for stitches.

But, once my trooper had calmed down, it was one pleasantly happy little girl that headed to see the doctor to have her owie looked at instead of heading to the park. She was friendly with all the staff and excited to get her own special bracelet from the hospital. As a matter of fact, if it weren't for her upset reaction when anyone tried to touch her booboo you would never guess anything had even happened. Well, that and the huge gash!

The incredibly awesome PA decided that gluing the wound together would work just as well if not better than stitches and that otherwise my angel seemed just fine. And I'm not just saying that she's awesome for those reasons. She just handled my daughter so well, it was obvious she had a knack for working with kids. After a little over an hour the PA had my little sweetie glued back together and she and her little brother both got popsicles for being so good. With no signs of concussion and a promise that the Li'l Diva wouldn't touch her owie we were good to go. By then it was too late to head to the park but we finished of our evening visiting the Sweet Frog for a little frozen yogurt.

It was a quite end to a very eventful day but my Li'l Diva is doing great! She's so proud of her owie and loves looking at the pictures of it. Now we're just hoping for a nice day in the near future to enjoy our missed time at the park!

Ana's Owie...she wasn't too sure what to think!

Close up of the owie!
Bandaged up and waiting with her auntie to get "glued"
Glued together and enjoying some "ice cream" at the Sweet Frog!