Sunday, May 16, 2010

Erin's first trip to the ER

It had to happen sometime.  Friday night, we were having a lovely BBQ with A, J, A and M.  Erin and the girls were playing in her room.  Erin was jumping on the bed.  Suddenly, Erin's lip met the edge of the bed.  Tears flowed, followed by blood.  Mom and Dad wiped most of the gore off with a cool, wet cloth and assessed the damage. It appeared she had bitten through her lip.  So, everyone piled into the car and off we went!

Rather than ice, Erin preferred popsicles to soothe her wounds:
Popsicle therapy

The waiting room :
ER waiting room

The wounds (although you can't see the inside of her lip, which was more mangled than the out):
Wounds

A few hour later, the Dr. determined no stitches were needed, but since the teeth had pierced the lips, yucky tasting antibiotics were in order. Erin was brave the entire time and passed out in the car a few minutes after setting off for home. It was, after all, 2 hours past bedtime. Dr. A hopes that all future trips to the ER are as uneventful as this.

10 comments:

Shannon said...

OUCH!

Darren said...

Henry sends his ER condolences.

Amber said...

What a brave girl. Going for the popsicle was an excellent choice, Erin!

Jimmy said...

You should have called us!!
mom could have made a house call!

JandC said...

The Pleasanton/San Diego contingent is glad that it turned out so well!!!

Christie said...

First, ouch. Second, those sunglasses are fahbulous, dahling!

Sara said...

Aw - brave girl.

Kathleen said...

poor sweetie!! glad she didnt' need stitches!

Mary said...

Youch! Glad she didn't need stitches (or, as we call them, bows). Very brave girl!

Christina said...

Oh my. Poor little one!!!! She looks like she was VERY brave though. SO SO glad that she is OK.