It seems Little Man might have thought our household was a getting boring. Last night, he knee’d himself in the nose during a tickle fight with Dad. Blood gushing everywhere. And I go into full panic-mode, of course. I’m telling you…if it’s going to happen, it’s going to happen to him, and the more random, the more likely it is to happen. We debated going to the emergency room last night. But when we got the bleeding stopped, he didn’t immediately have two black eyes, and the swelling wasn’t crazy, we decided to sleep on it and take him in today. Additionally, we didn’t want to leave the other two at home by themselves, not knowing when we might return from an ER trip.
Little Man slept in our room. He tossed and turned and flipped, as is pretty usual for him. I was on alert with every movement. He started coughing and was snuffly, but not more bleeding, and he didn’t wake up. Even this morning I was debating with myself….doctor? Emergency Room? Urgent Care? Or just wait it out. Broken noses seem to be treated the same as broken fingers and toes…not much treatment, unless they’re totally deformed. I finally went with seeing the pediatrician. We would let him decide where we went from there. The doctor didn’t even send us for x-rays. He said even if it is broken, it’s a clean break and the septum looks fine. The swelling is on the side, rather than the top, which would be worrying. There was no visible septum hematoma. Little Man is battling allergies, as is the rest of our household. Gotta love Santa Ana winds and everything blooming. Little Man did well with the exam, answering the doctor’s questions with just a few promptings. We didn’t see our primary pediatrician today, but he has seen this doctor before so he didn’t freak out.
The kids and I are off to Phoenix this afternoon to see my parents and take in a couple of Spring Training baseball games. Honestly, we can all use the quick getaway. They’ve all fought the sickies this year, and we need a break. Time with Daddy and Mom is a bonus for me. Add baseball on top of that, and we are all happy campers. Little Man could live without the baseball part of it. We have him fully prepped – headphones, promises of cotton candy and soda, and probably the iPad to keep him from losing it during the game. Heaven help us if there are fireworks. Say a little prayer for us on that one. 😉 Yes, we’re playing hookey from school tomorrow. I don’t normally pull the kids so we can go on trips, but life is short, and we treasure time with family. So away we go.
As for the NaBloPoMo prompt for today..Nope, I’ve never been a part of a group blog. I’m not even sure exactly what that is, although I am sure I’m about to find out.
Happy weekend, everyone. Not sure I’ll be posting while we’re away. But you can bet you’ll hear all about it when we get back.