Friday, March 11, 2011

Stitches! What?

Of my 3 boys I never thought my first time with stitches would be with my youngest. I figured stitches would be in my future, just not yet with the youngest. But sure enough the time had come for stitches. Poor Nico. He just loves to stand in the bath tub. But mom wouldn't be a good mom if she let him do that. :) So I told him to sit down. Which Nico did without a blink but as he did, holding the side of the tub, his hand slipped and his chin hit the side, and tears began flowing. I thought he bit his tongue since I didn't see any blood right away. I pulled him out of the tub and held him for awhile til he calmed down and then laid him down to put a diaper on and that's when I saw the split. A huge deep split in the folds of his chin. But he was a trooper! He dealt with the stitches for 5 days and then quietly let the Doctor take them out. He's much better now and you can't even really see the mark. At least he did a good job with placement. :)

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2 comments:

Heather said...

Nikki,
You are right eventually you would have to deal with stitches esp. with three boys. Although I have not had to yet! lol Tyler had the broken bones...
Josh had a gash but it was able to be glued.
Tanya had a gash similar to where Nico has his and I believe for the same reason I wiped it with a face cloth and eww to even think of it now is nasty!
Your boys are growing so fast enjoy them!
Glad he is a tough kid and did so well with the stitches.

Nikki said...

Hey really did good! I knew it was bound to happen just never thought it would be my youngest this soon! :)