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My son hit his head last night and needed stitches. The walk in clinic down the street said "We don't suture kid's heads". He had to go to the ER. Apparently they don't suture either instead they use glue. I was very happy about that and he was pretty proud of it too. I guess he will have something to talk about in school today<img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif">
 

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Glad he's okay.<br><br>
That's pretty cool about the glue.<br><br>
If it were me, I'd be walking around, pointing to my head and telling people to look at my glued head!<br><br><img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif">
 

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Glad hes ok. <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif"> And skin glue is much better then stitches!
 

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Thanks!!<br><br><img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif"> I am sure he is doing that today<img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif"><br><br><br>
I did an ER rotation once and a little girl came in and needed sutures. They put her in this papoose thing to keep her from moving. She just screamed the whole time and it really broke my heart. She wasn't even mine. I had this image in my mind when he was going to the ER. I am so glad they don't have to do that anymore. It was too traumatic for the child and the parent<img alt="sad.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/sad.gif">
 

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That's cool. I remember trying to stitch up a 9-year-old's eyebrow in med school after his sister threw a brush at him and opened up a gash. Imagine being a kid and some strange guy in a hospital is coming eerily close to your eye with a sharp needle... it took me over 2 hours to finish stitching him up, even with his dad holding him down he was a squirmy lil' bugger.<br><br>
I'm glad your boy's experience went much better <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif">
 

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When Mustang Filly was 11 months old, she wound up in ER for vomiting that would not quit. The doc ordered a blood panel before he could put her on any antinausea drugs. So we waited, and waited, with the squally sick baby, for the phlebotomist. When she finally got there, she took one look at the baby, and said, "I can't do this without backup. It's going to be 45 minutes before we can get someone else down here."<br><br>
I had had enough. The Filly had had enough. And, I suspect, so had everyone else down in the ER. So I told the phlebotomist that I'd hold E down, she'd get the sample, and we'd all be able to move forward. And I did, and she did. And my darling, betrayed baby, pinned by her Own Mother while this lady poked her with a sharp needle, gave me a look that said, "Fcuk You" far more eloquently than she could have ever managed with words.<br><br>
That one is going to come back and bite me in the butt when she's 15 or so <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif"><br><br>
(She got Gravol shortly afterward and was released the next day...)
 

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I remember when son #4 was about 2yo. He tripped going up the steps. Uncarpeted hardwood steps. Cut the corner of his mouth wide open. We're in the ER and the kid is screaming "DON'T PUT SCISSORS IN MINE MOUTH!!!" That didn't get sutured up very well at all and he still has a nasty scar.<br><br>
Last summer he walked behind his brother swinging a baseball bat. Took a nasty hit to the face. Opened his eye brow all the way down to the bone. He was much calmer this time and there is barely any scar.
 

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When I was about 9 I tripped on the front stoop when leaving my house to go to school and ended up with my front teeth through my lip. Stiching that puppy up was painful (well actually the big ole needle full of novacaine that they shoved into my lip was painful)! I resplit the same lip open again a few years later in a bike accident and had to repeat the friggin process. <img alt="sad2.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/sad2.gif"><br><br><br><br>
Glad it wasnt too traumatic for your kid.
 

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I have never had stitches. (my c-section was stapled)<br><br>
I hope my boys take after me and have relatively hospital-free existence.
 

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DS had to get stitches when he was ~10 months old because his little finger went into the air vent on the floor and when we* picked him up (we didn't realize his little finger was stuck) the inside edge of the fin cut his finger.<br><br>
This sucked.<br><br>
DH blamed me and wouldn't speak to me or let me hold/touch and/or sooth DS in any way. That is, until someone had to hold him down, then I was allowed to touch DS.<br><br>
This sucked.<br><br>
DS screamed and thrashed for every single second of the novacaine and stitches. When they were finally done, DS was drenched in sweat and had worn straight through the paper crap they put on the table.<br><br>
This sucked.<br><br>
DS is fine now. This does not suck. <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif"><br><br>
*And by "we" I mean, DH. And I only point that out to draw attention to the irony that he blamed me when in reality, it was his actions that lead to the cut. Not that I think it was his fault, it was an accident. It's just amusing to me. And this is my passive aggressive way of getting back at him. <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif">
 

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((refinnej10)) I'm going to find a way to send him this thread!<br><br>
Runrchk, I am glad he is okay! They didn't have to shave his head there did they?
 

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No hugs necessary. It was a couple of years ago and, rest assured, we had <i>words</i> about the incident. He admitted that he was upset and handled it badly, to put it mildly.<br><br>
And, rnrchk, I'm glad your DS is ok. super glue is mighty cool stuff.
 

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Thank you and no, luckily it was his forehead<img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif">
 
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