Friday, May 21, 2010

bloody mess

In this blog post I will be bragging. It is a sad tale of an unfortunate girl, but just wait to hear who the heroin is!

It all began on this lovely afternoon when the offspring of my very womb were yet again, quarreling. Despite they're cackles and then screams for help, I decided to let them duke it out in hopes that they learn that feuding is not the way to solve a problem. I was sitting down to read my very interesting book when Drake ran in and hid behind me. Gwen came charging after crying. She threw herself down on the floor and cried out how Drake had hit her. I was watching her talk when I noticed blood on her foot. I figured it was from Drake whose nose started bleeding earlier due to his finger being jammed up there. But it wasn't from Drake. I noticed a growing patch of blood on Gwen's dress. I jumped up and told Gwen to come to the bathroom with me and she asked why. I told her she was bleeding. She put her hands up to her head and brought them down to see they were COVERED in blood! She screamed a horror movie kind of scream in reaction to seeing the blood and started to FREAK OUT!! Here's where the miracle happens people. I told Gwen she was okay and to calm down. Don't ask me how I acted so calm, I was freaking out inside. I brought her into the bathroom and put wads of toilet paper on her head but could feel the toilet paper shrink under my hands from the wet blood. I asked Gwen to hold it there while I went for towels. The bleeding is still going on, Gwen's telling me she's going to die, Drake's trying to break down his door (I locked him in his room in route to the bathroom), and Katie's on my heels trying to watch Gwen. I think I should take her to the ER to get stitches, but then I think of this crazy brood I have and the task of even getting all three into the car seems too daunting. So I through the towels on her head and apply pressure. After a couple minutes through a bag of frozen corn on there too. After about 15 minutes the bleeding has stopped long enough to part her hair and look at the cut. (This was also hard to do and be calm, I was so scared to be moving her hair around searching for the blood source) It's about an inch long. I realize I could put all the kids in the car, wait in the ER, have Gwen miss dance, and have them glue it shut, or I could do it myself!! So I told Gwen that's what we were going to do. This just brought on more freaking out from Gwen. I assured her she'd be okay and then after about ten more minutes of cold pressure, I felt it had stopped long enough for me to glue it. I had her lay her head in my lap while I put super glue on the cut (so glad I just bought a new bottle!!) This is also where I'm impressed with my super mom strength! I had to squeeze the scalp closed while the glue dried and I was actually CALM about doing it!! And it worked!! I then got her in the tub and washed the blood from her hair (there was sooo much) got her dressed, fed her some tylenol, and then off to the Mavity's for dance. (thanks again for taking her Kaylani!!) I really felt super human. Kind of like when the mom can lift a car off her baby type of thing. Okay, maybe not to that extreme, but I took care of it!!
She was so happy I "glued her back together" and excited to tell all the girls at dance!
this is w/o the blood soaked towels!
My poor baby!

7 comments:

Heather said...

Kudos to you for staying calm!! I never would have thought of the glue in a moment like that! You really are Super Mom!

Jonathan and Sarah said...

WOW! You really are super mom! I don't know that I could have been as calm as you and done the glue myslef! You are awesome!

Taylors said...

holy smokes!! Did you find out what Drake had hit her with? Its amazing what us moms will do to avoid having to go into public with our crazy broods. Glad she was OK and still able to go to dance! :)Great story, Jack was very concerned though when he saw the picture and immediately asked if Gwen was hit by a car.

Ryan said...

It's a good thing you were here and not me. That is way beyond my skills.

Tawnya said...

Good job. Good thing you're a good mom and took your kids to the splash pad too. :D

Rushele said...

You are super mom!!! I would have totally freaked out, and if I even attempted to "fix" it myself I'd always wonder if she needed more than what I did for her.
You're awesome!

Tolly+L+L said...

Props to you -- why do we all assume we need to pay someone else to do something that simple? I didn't realize plain super glue was all we needed...I just bought a bottle myself. Good to know. You're an inspiration to us all. Goodbye $50 E.R. copays!