Last Thursday (two days after Holly’s birthday), Holly, Amaia and I were in the front room doing homework. Both girls have been a little tired and so we were struggling with her homework. Holly wanted to not do homework and play with her new Legos. After some play time and such, I believe I was having Holly write some numbers and Amaia grabbed her paper and crumpled it. That made Holly mad. Holly spun around and ran right into the corner of a wall. She hit is so hard that I could tell it was bad. She put her hand on it and I rushed her to the bathroom. She was bleeding. I did manage to get it to stop bleeding pretty fast. I wasn’t sure what to do about it. After examining it, I realized that it was pretty deep. After a phone call with my parents and texting Scott, we felt it was best to take her in to have it looked at.
Since we are new to the area, I wasn’t sure where to take her. I decided to take her to the urgent care that was not far from our house. We got in within about 5 minutes. The nurse looked at it and said, “she’ll need stitches.” The numbing stuff took a while to do it’s magic. The problem was that Amaia was very tired and did not want to be there and was being very grumpy. They told me I’d have to take Amaia out into the waiting room while they did the stitches. Holly ended up with 4 stitches. We were on our way. I got her lunch and took her to school a little late.
After she ran into the wall, Holly told me that she should not have ran into the wall. We have talked to her about watching where she is going as well as not getting so mad at her sister.
Today, when we were at the doctor’s office for a well child check, the doctor was able to take out Holly’s stitches. She now has a scab. The doctor recommended I get some scar cream to put on it. It should go away in about 6 months or so. She is doing well otherwise.
I did find out that in the future, the pediatrician’s office will do stitches. Although, with it being on her face and the fact that she is a girl, they would have sent us to a specialist…..sigh. The urgent care doctor did talk to me about the fact that she was getting stitches on her face and said we could go to a specialist if we wanted. I declined and she stitched her up. It has been a very enlightening experience.