My 4th grader, Lane was on his 2nd day of school and fell off the Merry-go-round at school and cut his head open yesterday. (don't worry I won't share the pics of the stitches and bloody shirt!)
The nurse was trying to call me and I had somehow hit silent on my cell phone... ??
She called my husband and he called my 18 yr old here at the house and told me that he needed to be picked up and taken to ER.
My son and I took off for the school and found him in the nurses' station with a 'turban' around his head.
The nurse pulled it back and showed me....
I cringed and felt sick for a minute because I saw his skull; yes it cut all the way to the bone!
It was about a 2 inch wide cut right on the back of the head.
He hit it on the edge of the merry-go-round where you step up on it and sit down...
He said he didn't feel it hurt too bad, thank God!
A little girl saw the blood and screamed and the teachers ran to him and took off his shirt and tried to stop the bleeding.
I took him to the local Medi-Quick office and they got right to us. I am thankful they do stitches there.... most doctor's offices around here don't.
They always want you to go to ER at the hospital.
We don't have any insurance since my husband lost his job of 26 yrs.
Sure makes you thankful for having it when you lose it. LOL
The dr. that sewed him up saw we didn't have any on the form I filled out so he had my sister (who works in the office there) code it in the computer as a 'smaller cut than it really was" and then he told her to take 30% off of that charge. She said he does stuff like this all the time for people! SO THANK YOU LORD FOR that!
It would have been 450 but then the smaller cut coded in at 245. She then too 85 more off for the 30% and the final was 140.
Sigh of relief.....( we checked with a friend that works at ER later on and she said it would have been about 1200.00 there!) can u believe that!
DON"T get me wrong I AM so thankful he is ok and really thankful it wasn't a broken bone! I am not trying to sound like this is all about the money...but when you don't have insurance you do think about all this differently! I need to try to find some kind of insurance somewhere for self employed people. All the quotes I have gotten are600 to 800 a month. There has got to be something cheaper than that.
He never lost conciousness. He was a tough cookie during the numbing session before stitches.
The Dr. said "Look Mom... and was pressing on the bone of his head..... he said this is a deep cut" He got 4 stitches underneath on one layer and 6 more on the outside!
I got home and took that shirt out of the bag they had taken off of him to stop the bleeding... quite allot of blood on it.... definitely makes you feel sick knowing it came from you child! I would like to just throw it away... but he likes the shirt..so I will wash it!
Here are some pics. of my son that I took a short while back. He was 'jealous' that I was taking tons of pictures with my new camera of my graduating Sr. back in April 10 so I took him out on our farm and had a photo session with him! LOL
NOW YOU GUYS KNOW I CANNOT POST A BLOG WITHOUT PICTURES! LOL (smile)
Equal time with mom and the camera since brother got pics made! Plus it WAS fun.. he showered, gel'd that hair and spiked it a little, I ironed his clothes and we spent an hour snapping shots of him! Then he wanted me to print them up in wallets (like I did the other son's pics for graduation) and mail them to all the family.
Hey I had just painted that pipe fence down at the cattleguard so I had to take some pics on it!
He just HAD to have a pic on his brothers' 4 wheeler... coz it is 'cool' mom (he said)
And this next one we were told was "dorky" by his 18 yr old brother because it was on a rock bench in front of my flowers LOL (oops this is the one that ended up at the beginning of my blog)
This last one I told them to "fight" a little or pick at each other... they were standing like statues like they couldn't stand one and another... so I said "go ahead, pick on each other..." they don't ever hear me SAY THAT!.... LOL It cracked them up!
So there you go... all of that to tell you about my son and his painful Merry -Go- Round ride!
He told me after we got home and had him lay his head back on an ice pak(dr's orders)
that they should just 'take that ride down' LOL
He said that because when his 24 yr old brother was in the 4th grade he ran underneath this playground equipment at schools called "the witches' nest" and hit the top of his head on some bars underneath that metal platform that kids climbed on.
It laid the whole top of my son's scalp back like this huge flap and it was just attached by 1 side. YIKES are you grossed out yet? It grossed me out!
You could flap the top of his scalp back and forth like a lid on his head! Tons of stitches on that one!
This is the son that recently got married in March in my photo gallery!
My 9 yr old was not born yet but he has heard the story that the school took that ole "witches' nest" down the very next day! LOL
Love you guys!
Keep on your healthy journey to a better you!