Sunday, January 24, 2010

What trumped my brownies

I made brownies tonight. Didn't get to eat them. Felix was running around upstairs with one of his cousins. As he went through the kitchen he slipped and fell, catching his eyelid on the corner of the piano bench that someone had moved into the room.

Poor kid started bleeding all over the place so I ran him to the emergency room. Brent stayed home with Amelia, who had a little emergency of her own. She apparently is allergic to peanut butter.

Felix was a champ. His cut had stopped bleeding by the time we got in the car but it was pretty big. An inch maybe but it looked deep and the skin was separated quite a bit. The doc and the nurses were pretty good with him. Very patient and explained things well.

The doc decided to put him out because he didn't want Felix to struggle when he got scared. Ever heard of Ketamine? It has some weird effects on people. The doctor did warn me though so I wasn't too bothered. 8 stitches and two hours later we got home, and Felix threw up on me. Like everything in his belly. That wasn't very pleasant, but I've had worse.

So it's 11 pm and I should have been in bed an hour ago. I still haven't gotten my brownies but I think I deserve a big helping. Don't you agree? I'd share with Felix but he's zonked. Poor kid.

8 comments:

Than & Lina said...

That is so sad! I'm sorry for you and poor Felix. Hope you enjoyed the brownies.

Katz said...

oh my goodness. poor kids.

you deserve a giant brownie.

Jane of Seagull Fountain said...

I'm so sorry! And I feel bad about Felix's eye too. :)

Hope it heals quickly!

nora.lakehurst said...

That stuff makes me scared. THey start to zone off and they look all out of it. I cried a lot when Danni was put on it. I was a baby. But good thing they did she was not happy about being there.

Karin said...

What a bummer! I hope Amelia didn't go anaphylactic on you! I guess you might have to start carrying an epi pen...

Ketamine makes Belen cranky for two weeks and it gives her apnea...we only allow it when she is inpatient. Although people with brain injuries tend to have a hard time with any kind of sedation.

I'm glad everything is cleaned up and at least looking better! :-)

Ethan said...

Oh Heather I'm so sorry! I need to see my WeWe and MuiMui!!! Oh, and Genevieve told me about the happy news. Congrats! ;)

The Kaufmans said...

Well at least chicks dig scars :)

AJ had eyebrow stitches when he was 7 or 8. Ian confused AJs head for a hockey puck. Honest mistake really. They didn't knock him out. It took me, three nurses, and one intern to hold him down. He screamed louder that day than I did giving birth to him. So the moral of the story...sometimes it's good to be on drugs!! Too bad about the vomit though :)

Kristin said...

Yikes! You and your kids deserve so much good luck because you have had so much of the bad kind lately. You guys seem to be living in the ER these days. I hope they saw you quickly!