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Saturday, November 3, 2012

There Sure Are Better Ways to Spend a Saturday Afternoon.....

Actually I planned on doing some heavy cleaning and also writing a couple of reviews today.  But, as I started to pull the lunch stuff out of the fridge, I looked out the kitchen window and saw Nick helping Anthony hop down the hill towards the house.  Not a good sign.  I opened the door and asked what happened and Nick said he didn't see what happened but Anthony was bleeding and crying.  I put him in a chair and found the source of the blood on the bottom of Anthony's 2nd toe on his right foot.  After cleaning the blood as best I could I found a very, very deep and ugly cut.  It seems as though he was riding his bike with no shoes (not unusual for one of my boys to be barefoot) and ran into the metal pole of our basketball net and sliced his toe open.  We still aren't entirely sure how he did it.  Art and I cleaned the cut and decided yep he needed stitches.

Chelsea quick made a PB and J for him and we loaded him up for the hour drive to the nearest urgent care facility.  We waited an hour in the waiting room (they were pretty busy!) and then went back to a room.  The nurse and doctor we had were awesome and very good with Anthony.  It has been so long since he had even been to a doctor (2 years!) that I didn't even know what he weighed so he did have to hop on the scale.  I guessed 60 pounds and he was 58.  He had a slight temp and was pretty pale.  We took the iPad with us and turned on Madagascar 3.  He watched the movie while they worked on him.  He did really well for his Tetanus shot, but when they numbed him we had to hold him down.  He still could feel them cleaning it, so they numbed him again.  He only cried for the Novacaine.  After that he just watched the movie.  Every once in awhile he would try to look and see what they were doing but we kept bringing his attention back to the iPad.  He got 8 stitches in his toe!  We were in the room for about an hour.  They did give him an antibiotic because of where the wound is.  He was such a brave boy and went out of the office smiling because he was on his way to get an M and M McFlurry.
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