Well, when it rains, it pours, I guess! This morning Taylor, our 11 year old, fell down on our tile steps and split open her knee. She needed 9 stitches, it was really deep, so they did four on the inside, and 5 on the outside. That is our first experience with stitches. I always wondered how I would handle one of those situations. I guess Mom's get some extra built in calmer in an emergency, because looking back, I don't know how I didn't cross my eyes and faint right there! I have never been able to look at open wounds without getting queasy, but I somehow managed to bandage it up and get the kids to the neighbor's and get her to the ER. It went great, we were in and out in 2 hours (a new experience for us!) The worst part was her getting 5 shots right into the wound to numb it. She wasn't very happy about that, it took us about 10 minutes to convince her that the shots would be much better than feeling the doctor sew her up!! I couldn't watch the sewing part, but Taylor sat there and watched the whole thing saying "COOL!" Now that it's over, she's loving having a story to tell everyone. But no soccer for a week....it was actually kind of nice to be in the ER with a "normal" quick emergency. I really could not believe looking at her knee didn't gross her out at all, I told her she should be a nurse, and she liked the idea.

Brinley got her CBC today and she made counts for chemo tomorrow. Go Brinley! The bad news is that it will make for a rough Christmas day for her, that's usually when the fever shows up, 2 days after. Her ANC is 2700, that makes me wonder if the results were wrong on that last test at the hospital. Oh well, at least she's good now, and we can stop giving the IV antibiotics. Grouchy as ever, but good counts. Sometimes I wonder how our hearts are still beating, lol. David has been up all hours working, so he is going on little sleep already, and had to leave work today to stay with the kids, (on the worst possible day for him) so he will be working late tonight, and I'm just beat with hospitals and cranky kids. My house is a mess (today was cleaning day, I told Taylor there are much better ways to get out of cleaning!), so now I am trying to catch up on that, and laundry, UGH! It'll have to be french toast or something for dinner tonight. Yet we are alive....somehow. Don't they say what doesn't kill you makes you stronger? Maybe when this is over we'll both look like the hulk, minus the green. :) Hahahaha. That's a funny picture. I have pics to post, hopefully I'll get to it later tonight. Thanks for checking in!

4 comments:

100 Percent Cottam said...

you are amazing! and you put my crazy life into some perspective. i'm always wishing for a cleaning lady, but now if i ever find the money for one, i'll send her to your house instead! you deserve it! sending hugs your way!!

Stacy said...

Wow - life never slows down does it. Poor Taylor and poor you guys! I am glad Brin's counts are up - that is good news. We really would love for you guys to join us for Christmas dinner. My moms' rolls are way better than mine and a honeybaked ham! Yum! But no pressure!

JohnH said...

Wow! I wanna see those pictures of Taylor's knee!

Matt said...

I highly doubt that Kristin sat there taking pictures of her knee. "Hold on Taylor, let me grab the camera. We'll go to the hospital in a second."