Monday, June 6, 2011

Now She has a Story!

Saturday night, Kaia was riding her bike at the end of the driveway when she fell.  The neighbor was over visiting with Dana, and he came into the house to tell me I had better get out there.  I rushed out to see what the damage was, and saw blood.  Lots and lots of it!  Dana had given Kaia a clean shop rag and instructed her to hold it to her chin.  I had her remove it so I could take a look, and we all agreed, she needed stitches.

Kaia was distraught the whole way to the hospital.  She didn't want stitches and wanted to know every little detail about how getting stitches would feel.  We arrived in emergency and were immediately given a room.  The nurse came in and was very nice to Kaia, and explained that she was going to put some medicine on to numb it.  The nurse practitioner came in and explained what she was going to do and had Kaia lay back, and covered her eyes with a towel. 

It was a long process of cleaning the wound and stitching.  There was a fair amount of asphalt in it.  But in the end, Kaia did great.  She has 2 interior stitches, and 7 exterior stitches.  And for Kaia, best of all, she now has huge audiences to retell the story to!  She loved telling everyone at church Sunday morning.  And she was excited to show her class. 


Julie said...

Bless her little heart! So glad it is under her chin!

Mica said...

I am sorry to hear of her accident...Poor girly...Hope she will mend fast...if it makes ya feel better when I was a young girl I fell on my Grandma's back steps which were concrete in the dark and bashed my chin up so bad it needed stitches too...I remember that day as if it were yesterday and it was so long the years went on the scar was less noticable...You have to look close to see it there....I would def. advise putting vitamin e oil on it for a while and try not to touch it...That will help in lessening the scare I am sure....I hope she will be fine...send her our get well wishes!!! Mica & Fam.

barb @iPhoneographi said...

Awww, bless her little heart. And chin! I was a big baby when I was about 111 or 12 and somebody decided it was a good idea for me to cut a Baked Alaska with a really sharp knife. I realized too late the blade was upside down. I absolutely refused stitches... and they finally agreed to do butterfly stitches just to shut me up and get me outta there!

Lady Farmer said...

When something like that happens to me, I always say,"I don't like pain, it hurts me!" :~D
Hope she mends quickly!

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

Poor baby! This brings back memories TJ.