Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Bummer day

The day started off nice enough. We met some friends at the theater and saw Flushed Away. Then we headed over to the park. It was warm, but it looked like it would be overcast for a good part of the day. We were the first ones at the park. The kids were playing and getting along.

Then just as the first group of friends arrived at the park, we had an accident. Beth got a piece of the wooden bench jammed up underneath her fingernail. OUCH! I had to take her to the urgent care center. We stopped and picked up Trey, who was in a meeting, and the whole clan busted into the center. I think they're getting to know us. LOL. I don't know if you can see it well in this picture, but that hunk of wood is all the way down to the nail bed underneath her nail.

The doctor numbed her finger, which he had to do with a shot that, of course, hurt! Once that was over though, she was okay. He had to cut off about half of her nail. He couldn't just pull out the splinter because it was old, soft wood that just kept breaking off. He had to dig under her nail to get it out. When he started to do that he said, "Mom, you might not want to watch this." I was thinking, "Oh please." Then he started doing it, and he was right. I didn't watch!

I was counting up how many urgent care and emergency room visits we've had with four children, and the total is seven. I don't think that's too bad, but it does show that our children have inherited our clumsy genes. Sorry kidlets. We've had two visits for stitches, one for burns, one for an ear infection, one for a concussion, one for pneumonia, and one for a parental overreaction! So far, only one thing was very serious, and I'm hoping it stays that way! The little things I can handle. Every time something like this happens, it makes me really grateful that we have good insurance. That is something I never, ever take for granted - especially since watching Sicko.

Beth started feeling sore this evening before going to bed, so I gave her some children's Motrin, and now she's asleep. Hopefully she won't be too sore tomorrow. She has a friend sleeping over, so that'll probably help keep her mind off of it in the morning!

4 comments:

mamamilkers said...

Oh, ouch! Poor Beth! That looks like it really, really hurt.

Misty said...

Yea - it did. I felt so bad for her. She was having so much fun, too.

Robin said...

Poor kid! That stinks! We were at the movies too, but we were watching "Charlotte's Web." I saw your car in the parking lot, but you left before I did. Was hoping to catch you. Sad!

Misty said...

Bummer. Sorry we missed you.