As we were leaving therapy today, Max reached out and stuck his hand in right where the door pivots closed. Not being nearly fast enough, I watched his two fingers get crushed in the door. Ouch. The door pinched down on the top knuckles, leaving a horribly scary looking indent on both fingers. It seriously went halfway down into his finger. I flipped his hand over and his fingers were already turning red, swelling, and one was getting a blood blister. They tried to give me ice. Ha. Yeah, he won't let me do that. I got him in the car, he kept crying a sad, pitiful cry. The swelling kept going...
The thought of urgent care or the ER with Max by myself made me want to pop about 12 Valium, so I called the clinic to beg for our pediatrician. Max only likes our Dr. C. My phone crapped out while I was on hold, and we were nearby so I just went in... A crying kid gets you necessary attention. So does a receptionist who knows that your other child isn't with you because they died earlier this year. Add in a little, "Max has autism and only likes Dr. C.", and you are in good shape...
An hour and three sets of x-rays later, we were out the door. Our good ol' Dr. C thinks the bones are fine, there may be one small crush fracture on one finger, but he didn't think so. He also said that if they x-ray'd all toddlers they would probably have some sort of crush fracture. Seriously kids, keep your fingers out of the door!
This evening, we should probably go over not sticking fingers into closing doors. Lesson learned Mommy.
Remembering June 16th, 2010
As an early Father's Day celebration, my family got together at my parent's house. My mom filled up water balloons. These people sure like to throw water at each other... The year before it was a water gun fight... Good times...
|Grams holding a very tired little Ellie. Oh I miss that sweet sleepy face...|
|Ellie and Bompa|
|I love the light on her pretty smiling face in this picture!|
|Ellie and Auntie Em|
|Ellie and Uncle Micheal. I love how she is holding onto her blankie wihle watching the action|
|Evan checking out the balloons|
|Maxer trying to burst a balloon|
|Max and Ma|