Friday, 6 November 2009

A little monkey with a sore head

It's always a good idea when you are away from home to know where the local hospital is ...
We are at my FIL's farm just 20m mins from Dubbo.
My littliest monkey, Joel , decided it was a good idea to climb or swing from the shelves or stand on the chest of drawers. Whatever ...He was supposed to be having a rest.
I was in the other room with his brother and heard the blood curdling scream and thud.
I ran. Fast.
Joel was on the floor the chest of drawers tipped over.
While I was trying to calm him and see where he was injured I saw blood on the back of his shirt. A few drops , then the blood in his hair.
It didn't look too bad after we wiped the blood away but it is a 1.5cm gash at the back of his head.
A kiss can't fix that, though as a paed nurse I know how to care for head injuries.
About an hour before J fell out of the farm's 4WD onto gravel and slightly grazed his forehead
This morning he tumbled off the quad bike onto the grass wasn't going and was climbing on it. (We make sure they wear motorbike helmets when the bike is going.)
He was okay after both events.
I was worried when he was very drowsy in the car on the way to the hospital to get the gash checked by a DR.
Dh stayed at the farm because his father is due to arrive and it would take too long to lock up put the motorbikes away.
We've been triaged.
Now it's just a long wait to see the Dr
I hope they just glue it.
Thankfully , Joel's not drowsy anymore just bouncing around and falling off the seat !

Ps. Last night at bath time the boys discovered a little baby(?) frog in the bathtub ... first Sam tried to drown him in baby oil , then Joel says "I'm going to whack him " (his weapon ~ a face washer).
...little monsters. Dh rescued the little Freddo and let him go outside.
At least his pal Kermit didn't give me a surprise on the loo again.

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tiff(threeringcircus) said...

Oh dear. Boys are a breed unto themselves. Glad he's okay. Hope you get seen quickly.

Anonymous said...

blimey....boys will be boys eh???

hope your stay is a short one.....


•´.¸¸.•¨¯`♥.Trish.♥´¯¨•.¸¸.´• said...

@Tiff & @Pixie All is mended ...well shaved and superglued.

He'll need a buzz cut to cover up the bald spot (about oval 50c piece) but if thats the worse - I'm thankful.

Joel was great.

Christie - Childhood 101 said...

Glad to hear he is okay. Immy has recently started to climb and I can foresee in our future trips such as this! I was always known for falling off things and out of trees as a child!

Natalie said...

*Shakes head with a knowing smile*

Brenda said...


My 8 yo bumped his head on the corner of a wall 10 days before his 2nd birthday. And head gash and blood oh the blood. Not a very pleasant all!

Glad to hear he's okay now.x

Jules said...

Glad to hear Joel is Ok, apart from the cut & paste.

Oh the joys of what I have to look forward to.

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

Boys are always up to something. Glad Joel is ok.

Cathy said...

I can totally least you have someprofessional experience to keep you calm, although when it's your own child I imagine your heart is still in your throat when such things happen! Boys just can't keep still! They have to climb and bounce and swing...and fall!

Jayne said...

I swear they need tying down until they reach 18 lol.
Glad to read that he's ok :)

Mum-me said...

Oh boys! Glad to hear he is okay.

I have a giveaway at my blog - come see!

Anonymous said...

Glad to hear that thanks to some super glue all is well in the Drummer Boy home. Take care.

MissyBoo said...

Awww, poor little monkey! Glad he's okay though :)

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