in stitches

We are pooped today. James was running up the stairs last night and tripped. He bit through his lower lip and bled sooooo much. At first they thought he would need 2 stitches inside his mouth and 2 out, so they wanted to sedate him for that. I can understand how hard it would be to stitch a 4 year old but we really didn't want to put him out. Thankfully the peds dr. didn't think he needed the 2 on the inside when he finally arrived to check James out.

They swaddled his arms, with the video game remote under the blanket with him, and went to work. His first shot of Novocaine didn't work, poor buddy - that's the worst part, so he had to have 2. He was fine right after it was all over and just wanted to play more video games. (new rule: no video game systems in our home for at least another year. it was scary, the love he had for them.)

*also want to remember: he asked the dr if they had any blue plastic gloves in his size. He said he wanted to get a LARGE box of SMALL gloves so he could have them for all the dirty stuff he likes to touch. And he milked it a little when Ruby wanted up on the bed with him. He said, "No Ruby. This is just for hurt people up here." I was so in love with and awe of him sitting there last night...he is such a big little buddy now and so polite.

So anyways, no energy here today. We were all out until 11pm and I guess it just did us in. Patrick worked until noon and since then we've all been napping and having hot chocolate and starting the Sunday laundry catch up. Oh, and James and Patrick made a "tiny orange" run. (Jenna brought James a clementine on Friday and that's all he's been thinking about.)

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  1. Poor guy. I remember falling falling down the steps a few times as a kid. We had a wooden staircase so it really hurt. Thankfully I don't remember any blood.

    Glad to hear he is feeling better. Did he get his large box of small gloves? :) That was way too cute!

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  2. Aww....Poor lil man. Give him big hugs for me.

    Linda

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  3. Oh no, James!! You poor little guy! Sounds like you were a brave little man, though!

    Stephanie - He's a boy. Brace yourself, as this is only the beginning I do believe!!

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  4. Oh no, James!! You poor little guy! Sounds like you were a brave little man, though!

    Stephanie - He's a boy. Brace yourself, as this is only the beginning I do believe!!

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  5. Not to take anything from the pity party but that's nothing, when I was his age playing in the alley a neighbor girl on her bicycle ran right over my head!
    I had 4 stitches in my right eye lid.

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