THE SEVENTH DIAMOND

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Eli's Owie...

Look at my poor baby. Eli fell yesterday and hit his left cheekbone. His cut required a trip to the emergency room and four stitches. It was just awful. They had to strap him down to a board and give him three numbing shots in his wound. Then the stitches. He tried so hard to be brave. I did too, holding back my tears so he wouldn't see.


The medical team was just wonderful. The stitches will dissolve on their own. They told me that he will most likely have a scar, but to keep antibiotic ointment on it and liquid vitamin e when it heals a little further.


Here is a close-up of his stitches and puffy eye. You would never guess he was hurt though, he was running around like a little wild man today. It hasn't phased him a bit.

56 comments:

i-Con said...

Poor guy..he's managing a smile anyhoo.

Isabella's Mommy & Daddy said...

Poor little guy...
Hopefully he won't have a scar.. it is true if you put Vitamin e on the wound it will help the scar..
He is adorable...
Sounds like he is doing fine..
Have a Great Evening..
Kim

Mr.Brian said...

Nothing worse then seeing your kids get hurt.Glad he is doing better today.

amy said...

IM tearing up..Im so sorry for the both of you..Glad you were brave

Rachael said...

Poor baby. Hope it heals well.

Roy and Lori said...

Poor little guy ... I'm glad
he is ok!

Princess Diaries said...

That sounds like a night mare! I can't believe he is smiling in the pictures, you must have done a terrific job of being calm and reassuring. I love your fabulous new fall look on the blog.

Kathy and Joel said...

Poor sweetheart. Hope he feels better soon.
I have a scar on my forehead and I think it gives my face character. Scars aren't so bad.bne

Jewels of My Heart said...

Oh, Kimberly, I am sorry. I know you both had to be so scared. I am so glad he is ok!

Donna & Andrew said...

Ouch, poor munchkin.
Donna

Gracie said...

OMW!!! I am so sorry.....that almost made me cry! Glad he is feeling good though

mommy24treasures said...

oh it looks like it will heal very nicely.
I am so sorry for your rough evening...

Daniella said...

sSo sorry for your little guy. Glad it hasn't slowed him down :)

LaLa said...

Awww...what a cutie. Glad he is ok : )

chloesmama said...

Aren't kids tough? Bless his heart! I'll bet it was even rougher on you than it was on him...it's so hard to see your babies hurt!

Beckyb said...

Poor buddy - give him extra hugs!!! And yes, they are SO resilient, aren't they?!?!

Laura Nipper said...

Ouch poor guy. It looks awful but he looks happy enough. What a brave boy.

Rhonda said...

Poor little guy, hope he heals well!

Steffie B. said...

Oh poor Eli......I hope he is on the mend soon! You too, Mama!

Big Hugs......

Kayce said...

OUCH!! :(

Lynn said...

So sorry for Eli and of course you. There is nothing more difficult than seeing your child hurt.

Poor baby...

K1 said...

I don't think I know of a little boy yet that doesn't have a scar from an owie somewhere on thier body.

Ask TB about Christmas 6-7 years? ago when 4 out of the 5 boys (cousins) ended up in the emergency room in a one week span... 3 on one day!.. for injuries to their faces. It made for very colorful Christmas photos.

I'll put Eli on the prayer list.

Doris & Dan said...

Poor E! Brave little buddy & Mummy.

Keep smilin!

Mark & Michelle said...

Oh my...I hope he is all better soon.

The girls will be swooning over him and his 'rugged' scar when he gets older!

Janet said...

What a good big boy he is! I remember sitting in the ER with Sarah, watching her get stitched up and trying SO hard not to cry. I'm glad your little man is okay.....

cougchick said...

kids are amazingly resilient. I am always struck by that when they rally so well during stressful times.
Glad you held up Mom.

Rachael said...

Did you see my tag from yesterday's post? I'm guessing you were otherwise busy with the shower and the trip to the ER. Take a peak. I owe you a tag.

And again, hope your little guy is on the mend.

Dannye said...

I am so glad he is so tough (as are you, so proud of you!!)...

Lisa said...

Poor little guy!
A trip to the ER is never fun! Glad he is better.

hausfrau said...

You're a brave Mama! Prayers for his speedy recovery. I hope it just makes his "smile muscle" stronger.

K1 said...

BTW, when I had to get stitches in my head, Mom had Dad take me.

Years later, when I needed stitches in my finger, Mom took me... and passed out in the waiting room.

The next time(s) I needed stitches, I took myself.

So good for you for being strong!

Nancy said...

I am so thankful he is doing well.
What's a boy without a battle wound?

Hopingforsix said...

When you mentioned the stitches, that was all I thought about--those horrible numbing shots--I know they are necessary but the process to get them is just not. Glad that part is done!

Franceskasjourneyhome said...

I hope he is feeling better soon!! Poor little guy.

Lisa said...

Oh what a little sweetie. I hope it heals quickly for him. the vit e will work well. Such a bummer. I would have bawled my eyes out too. Have a good monday

eggrolls and chopsticks said...

So sorry you both had to go through that little number. It looks very sore but he is proving is he is atrooper with that big smile

Verna said...

Do you have family pictures scheduled?? Seems these things always happened before pictures at our house ;) Hope he's feeling better. That's a pretty big owie!

Noemi said...

Ohh I am so sorry for Eli and for you as I am sure it must have been hard to fight back the tears and be brave for him! I hope he is feeling better...

And I totally get you when you say that he was like "Nothing happend here!" and running around.... I wonder how on heck do they get the energy...

Mom of 5 said...

What a brave one !!
What a day for you.
Nothing worse than sick kids or kids that get boo-boo's.

kerri said...

Good for you being a strong Mom and putting on a brave face.
Hope the healing goes well.

jennifer said...

I know how hard that is! Bless his heart. It is so heart wrenching to see them in pain. Just think, he'll be able to make up all kinds of cool reasons for the scar! He's so cute, even with his face swollen up.

sea star said...

Awww, poor guy. He looks a little proud of his owie. I heard that ointment works well on scars, the Maderma (sp?) stuff.

He's such a cutie!

Ms. Dragonfly said...

you did better than Ithink I would. It would break my heart to see them strap my boy down. I'd cry, maybe not infront of him, but later in the bathroom, or under the covers.

Jill and Jaap said...

Look at how cute he is, showing off his wound!

They are resiliant!

Mommy Spice said...

Oh my. I would have been bawling in the ER. I'm so glad he's ok though. What a tough little guy.

Terri @ In His Hands said...

:( So sorry. It's so hard to be brave when our little ones are hurting.

Roy and Lori said...

Have a great week!

L & J said...

Awwww, poor little guy. I think it's harder on the parents when your child has an owie than it is on the child. Glad Eli is doing alright.

Glinda said...

Eli looks a little like Ali, as in Muhammad, was he doing the rope a dope when he was hurt.;)

So glad he is all better.

Isabella's Mommy & Daddy said...

Hope all is well with Eli and the family...
Was just thinking of his little face.. and if it is getting sore after these few days...
Have a Great Evening.
Kim

Dolores and Shawn said...

Yowza! Hope he doesn't have to nasty of a scar.

adele and dan said...

He looks like a really trooper! What a brave little guy!

nikki said...

What a tough, little man!
Glad he's alright!

bbmomof2boys said...

Oh no!!! And get some Mederma - like SeaStar said - it will help. My oldes had some glass break on his face - long story, let's just say he's is momma's son!! Anyway - 6 stitches later - ugh! He was 16 when that happened and he said that the scars would give him some character! Hugs!

~Carla

Kimber said...

Poor little guy!

Kim

Ann said...

poor baby, but tell him scars are cool!!