Comments: First ER Visit of 2007

Don't get down on Tot, that's just the way he rolls.

Posted by Contagion at February 5, 2007 10:24 AM

Well, at least y'all got out of the house! Glad Tot's OK...

Posted by Marie at February 5, 2007 11:23 AM

Man that reminds me of all the emergency room visits we made when our kids were Tater and Tot's age. Let's see, there was the green pea up the nose, the bead in the ear, the thumb in the wheel rim, the attack of the tree.... and so on. So glad to hear he's doing ok. :D

Posted by Lemon Stand at February 5, 2007 05:27 PM

Reminds me of when we were in an accident that totaled our car. Mrs. Who (driver) was knocked in the face with the rearview-mirror that was torn off the windshield by the airbags - almost breaking her cheekbone. I was more or less just humiliated by suddenly wearing four large cokes that literally exploded in my face - the result of the airbags again. I also had some abrasions - nothing more than a little "carpet-burn" - also from the airbags. Goob had a bruised shoulder from the seatbelt. And the most secure of anyone in the car - Buck - screamed bloody murder. Endlessly.

We went to the E.R., where we were all looked at. When asked "on a scale from 1 to 10, how much does it hurt?" Buck picked... You guessed it, "10." They attempted to re-explain the concept of the scale, but he didn't budge. It was a solid "10." So then they pulled out a little smiley-frowny face chart, where again he pointed to the worst, most pathetic looking face of the lot. We were rolling our eyes, the doc just 'humored' Buck a little and ordered a chest X-Ray - just to cover his butt.

After waiting a little longer, they brought in a kid about Buck's age who had broken his leg. The shrillness of the poor kid's screams as they attempted to manipulate his leg just to get him from the ambulance gurney to the exam table told of real pain. Mrs. Who looked at Buck and said, "Now THAT'S a TEN! Aren't you glad you're not hurting as badly as that little boy?"

Buck blanched, then reddened, and suddenly he was ready to go.

*sigh* Twerp!

Posted by Bitterroot at February 7, 2007 02:16 AM