Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Emma thought we needed some excitement!

On Saturday as we were starting to get ready to go to Mass, Emma thought she'd make it a little exciting. (You know, since it's been so boring around here lately.) She found a little pocket knife in a desk, and opened it up to check it out. Normally she doesn't even touch sharp knives. She asks for help when something needs cutting. Well, when she went to shut it she sliced her thumb open. It was cut from the tip down all the way through her finger nail. I think she screamed for 1.5 minutes at the top of her lungs with out taking a breath. Since Brent was working on our floor, Grandma and Grandpa ran her to the ER. She had to wait.... so Grandma stayed with her and the rest of us went off to church. (BTW, on our way to church, Joseph suggested we pray for Emma, so we did. My kids may not always show it, but they really do care for each other.) She was still crying when they got to the ER, and some kind young lady that has a little girl of her own brought over a packet of fruit snacks for Emma and magically she stopped crying. She had to wait almost 3 1/2 hours before she got to see a doctor. When the doc finally saw her he brought in 2 ambulance guy to help hold her down while he gave her a numbing shot and stitch her up. My big brave Emma didn't even need those guys to hold her. She handed over her thumb and he did his job and she didn't even cry. The doctor was very surprised and impressed. After he numbed it he had to check if it was cut all the way through. Sure enough it was. So she got a stitch on the skin side and one through the nail. She will have to go back there a week from Thursday to get the stitches out. She's been a big girl about it. We are supposed to keep the bandages changed daily.   Now for the ishy pictures....
 





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4 comments:

Chera said...

OH NO! I'm squirming in my chair! Poor Emma Rose. I hope it doesn't hurt her anymore. :(

Damama T said...

OUCH! That makes my stomach hurt just looking at it. Tell her how proud I am of her for being such a brave big girl!

Kathy said...

Poor Emma! I hope she's feeling better, that looks painful.

Elizabeth said...

YIKES!!!
Bless that brave girl...and the wonderful grandparents too!