So continuing the streak of semi-annual ER visits for Charlie, we made a run out to the hospital last night. Charlie was riding on a scooter (not a motorized one, for the record...a good old fashioned get your exercise and do your part to stay healthy one) and fell and hit her head on the handlebars and got a lovely gash. It was one of those that was small, but deep.The stupid thing kept re-opening, plus it was in her hairline...I was really uncertain if it would need stitches but luckily my mother (a former nurse) was there and said it might not be a bad idea. If not stitches, they might just glue it.
Now, mind you, this was the second time she hit her head yesterday. The first time she was running in my bedroom, tripped over some shoes, and hit her head on the door frame. That first time it was so loud that Elizabeth heard it upstairs in her bed room. So not only did she have the new gash plus the accompanying bump from that one, she had another one (same side, mind you...) that was about 8 hours old.
I also feel the need to mention here as well that we had had a 5K benefit for my husband's godson JJ. Charlie had decided earlier that she wanted to run it. She had the whole thing planned out with my sister...she was going to wear her fast Princess shoes and run it with Leesha and Mommy was going to cheer. Well, she ended up getting a little scared by all of the people there, so Alicia took off with Alexis's friend and Charlie stayed with Daddy...but she still ran at the end. (We won't talk about being carried by Daddy...) Then there were Cheetos involved afterwards (yes, I am crazy about my kids' food but I do allow junk on occasion...) and her white Team JJ shirt wasn't so white anymore. When we got home, she ate some Mexican Meatball soup and dribbled some down the shirt. Then she went outside and probably rolled in some dirt and mud wrestled a pig after army crawling through the brush to secure the perimeter of our homestead. Point is...she was filthy. It was a good day for her.
Anyways...So my sister and I headed off to the ER. Alicia came with me because her husband Nick was insisting on it ("Don't you really think she might need help there?"). Since I can appreciate that kind of anxiety because it is pretty much my every day existence, Alicia came with me while Charles stayed at home with Alexis. (Plus, then he and Nick could continue their playdate...) I really don't think twice about Charlie's appearance until I get there. Then I looked at her and realized that she looked really really homeless. The bleeding wound on her forehead (since it has reopened getting out of the van...) with the dried blood on her face just added that extra touch of class needed. She also had had her face painted at the 5K, but some of it had rubbed off so her cat's whiskers and nose now just looked like she had rubbed her had across her cheek while dropping a tranny into a Ford.
We were white trash fabulous. I seriously expected them to call Children's Services on me. I tried to clean her up once we walked in, but there was no saving that shirt. It will likely never be white again. They don't make bleach powerful enough for a white shirt to withstand a day being worn by Char-Rambo.
We get back to the room and the doc says that the wound was just going to be glued, not stitched. Fine by me. The nurse comes in and puts some numbing stuff on it and says we have to wait a half an hour. About 20 minutes in, Charlie looks at Alicia and announces, "My boo-boo's all better. Let's go." Apparently the numbing stuff works. We explained to her that this was not how it worked and that the doctor still had to come back. Charlie then choose to climb up on one of the chairs in the room.
And then fell. And hit her head. On the other side. While in the fucking ER.
I kid you not. You can't make this shit up.
So now my child has not one, not two, but three lovely goose eggs on her forehead (all from within a 12 hour period) as well as glue from the ER caked in her hair and a tiny but deep gash at her hairline. I am going to take her to daycare tomorrow and am going to be told that I cannot have her back because look at what I did to her over the course of being responsible for her 24/7 for just two days. I am kinda worried about the rest of today, to be honest...Charles asked me when we left the ER if they wrapped her in bubble wrap.
Might not be a bad idea. Plus, that shit is so much fun to play with! Keeping Charlie safe and Mama entertained...I might have to seriously consider this!