Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Riley's Accident /E.R. Visit #2 This Month/We are Going Broke


Yeah, no joke, we were once again at the E.R. Yesterday I took the kids to McDonald's with a friend. We weren't even there 10 minutes when Riley walked over to the table to eat and fell onto the plastic bench somehow slicing her top lip open. It was just kind of dangling with a chunk missing in the top. It was horrible. Good thing my friend was there to tell me how bad it was and take Luke for me. Trevor was home from work sick and was able to be there too. Embarrassingly, It was the same doctor who put Luke's staple in. We asked him to please not turn us in for child abuse. They had to sedate her to get it all stitched up. He put 5 stitches in realigning her lip together on top and underneath. The worst was the sedation and having her awake but not really there. It took a long time for her to wake up. She keeps talking about how she was trying so hard to wake up but was too tired. Every time we'd mention going to get Ice Cream she'd get really wide eyes and try to sit up, but it was about an hour before she could. She calls herself a kitty with her new little "whiskers" and is doing great. She even went to Gymnastics today. This is a pic of her today in her Gymnastics outfit. The other pics are at the hospital and after we got home.





11 comments:

Chelsea said...

Oh man I'm sorry:( Really there could not be more truth to the "when it rains, it pours". Sorry...and hope your rain is over soon!!!

Chelsea said...

p.s. i am still laughing that she's calling herself a kitty because of her whiskers. that is hilarious.

Mitzi Jeppesen said...

Makes me sooooooo sad. I can't stand it when my grandkids hurt. I think she needs a prize from Grammy!!!

Lindsay said...

Ouch! I hurt for her! That is so sad! And sad for you guys to have to go twice to the ER in a month!

beck said...

Oh, poor girl! That is a big bummer. But at least she gets a prize, tell Grammy I want a prize! just kidding. It's funny cause you would think she would get hurt on the play structure or something, not the table. Hope she feels better soon! She is such a cutie.

Jade and Todd said...

Is is still swollen or is that part going down??Poor girl, she acted like it didnt even bother her yesterday! Im so glad she is so imaginative and decided to be a kitty!

Kelli and Quincy said...

Poor Riley! I can't believe it was just on the corner of the table. It reminds me of you cracking your chin open. I'm glad she isn't any worse.

Shannon said...

poor Riley. Those kid play places sure can be dangerous! We had Cade sedated for a dental appt and that was a hoot in itself...the medicine took effect in a wave and he was as high as a bird could fly! It was HILARIOUS. Luckily we got it on my phone video camera...

meow Riley.

Julie said...

Oh, that is so sad, I don't like those pictures! It actually looks better than I had it pictured in my mind. I'm sure it will heal okay. Give her a kiss and hug for me!

Dave*Jenn*Amelia said...

Ouch!!! Poor little girl. Ya, you guys are having the best of luck with the ER visits. She looks so cute in her recital dress. We're having friends over tonight, and I'm going to try out your brownie recipe. It looks so good.

The Jones Family said...

Ouch! I am definitely not looking forward to those ER days.....hopefully we won't have any! Thanks so much for doing the vinyl lettering for me, it turned out really cute. The Aidan stuff is way cute too! Thanks so much!