Monday, June 28, 2010

Another exciting trip to the ER

It seems these days that my only blog posts where I actually write are injuries, sicknesses or deaths.  But many people wanted the gory photos of H2's injuries.  So I'll give you my story.

I needed a mile and a half to meet my 20 mile quota for the week exercising, so Saturday, after a long day at work and a good meal cooked by my husband, I took off with my camera on a 3.5 mile photo/exercise walk.  I didn't get a mile down the path before I got a call from a hysterical E who kept saying there was so much blood, he didn't want to leave H2 and he kept saying he didn't know what to do.  I immediately turned around and started heading back to the house.  I think on the insistence of H2 they came and got me and off to the Baylor ER we went.  

It seems that while I was on my walk, the boys went down the street to a friends to play golf.  H2 was to close to E when he swung the club & BAM.

After clean up - a CT scan, several nurses coming in and telling H2 that "chicks dig scars".  We learned he lost no teeth, the cut was all the way through his cheek, he had a septal hematoma in his nose - which is just a giant blood bruise in the nose, but a hematoma in the nose apparently will rob the cartilage of its blood supply so that would have to be drained.  

The doctor told us we needed to be transfered to Children's to handle this (I'm really not sure that was a good decision.  I was not happy with Children's AT ALL.  Word to those in Big D - go to Medical City Children's - MUCH BETTER) and in the end we had stitches inside and outside of his cheek.  His nose was drained and a splint was sewn into his nose.  He didn't even flinch when they put in an IV.  He threw up Gatorade & blood in the car (yea us!)  We went to Baylor at 8 p.m. Saturday night, but didn't arrive home until 7 a.m. Sunday morning.  He slept until 4 on Sunday afternoon.  He is having a lot of difficulty with his nose, even more problems eating & drinking, but is enjoying the comfort of his mother's bed (Daddy has been banned to H2's bed).  H2 always sleeps with me when his breathing is an issue.  He also sleeps better & I sleep better because everything is right there that I need and most times I don't have to get out of bed to deal with it.

The best quotes of the evening - both from Hunter. Both which he said several times.

"I think I have a hole in my face."
"I'll never play golf again."

He's a trooper - he says he's getting a little better every time he wakes up.  I've seen him look better.  This was him this morning.  I can't get him to keep the ice on it to get the swelling down.  He says it hurts too much.  Today it is all about H2, his brother's gone for the day & I'll be on him to get everything right.