I decided to keep myself busy with dishes and vacuuming. I had tried cuddling with the kids and Alex let me for about 10 minutes. Mallory was too busy playing...I really just wanted to hold her. Everything was going great. I was packed and looked pretty. In the back of my mind...I was waiting for something to go wrong. I expected Calvin to call at any moment and say he couldn't leave work early.
I even had time to sit and watch The Young and The Restless. Alex sat with me for a few minutes and then he said he had something to do and ran upstairs. The kids like to use our walk-in closet as a spaceship...a creation of their father who is working on the space program. However, this day they had taken all of the blankets and space gear out and piled it on the side of my bed.
At 10:40am...I heard a horrible THUMP. You know the one....when your child's head makes contact with something. It was loud; and then the screaming started. I ran up the stairs and Alex was standing in the middle of the room with blood covering his face. Mallory was standing there looking a little stunned. I looked at his head and just about fainted....it was bad. The gash in his forehead was deep and was spreading open. We think he was on our bed and hit the headboard.
I yelled at Mallory to get Bobbi. She just stood there. I yelled at her two more times and she finally moved. I wet a cloth and put it on his head to try to stop the bleeding....it wasn't stopping. I was freaking out and cussing. I was mad that this had happened less than two hours before I had to leave for the airport. Why did this have to happen?
Finally....Bobbi came and she confirmed what I already knew. He needed stitches. She took over and I got on the phone...calling Calvin and then the Doctor's office. I kept getting sent to voice mail and I was getting upset that the receptionists couldn't tell me if they could do stitches or not. I ended up driving three blocks to the Urgent Care (I had switched Insurance Companies eariler in the year for a moment just like this) and they got us right in.
Alex was so brave....letting Stacey, the hot nurse put some gel stuff on his head. He even flirted with her and asked her if she'd seen Monsters Vs. Aliens. They discussed the movie and he relaxed. Calvin arrived and I felt terrible leaving them; crying all the way to the car. Mother's guilty is horrible.
Cavin and Bobbi kept telling me he would be fine. And he was....going out for ice cream and burger cheese afterward and only complaining of a little headache in the days following. Unfortunately, I had scared the heck out of poor Mallory. I was upset with myself for yelling at her like I did and for being mad that this happened TO ME. Accidents happen.....
Yesterday I finally had the surgery to remove my basal cell carcinoma. My doctor told me that the face bleeds a lot. Don't I know it! I told her about Alex and his accident and that we would have matching Owies. I also told her this is the last time I get stitches so he doesn't feel alone. She always laughs at my stories...being a childless woman, she thinks my kids antics are funny. Since I had her undivided attention...I told her all about my awesome bloggy friends and then we talked about childbirth. She said in Med School she wanted to be an OB...but she quickly changed her mind after spending some time watching babies being born.
The worst part was the injections to numb it and about 5pm last night it started to wear off. It's pretty sore today and I can't open my mouth very wide....just enough to drink my coffee and slide in a
Thank you SO MUCH for all of your prayers and kind thoughts during this. It has been so nice to have your support and I know I was totally not scared because you all had made me feel so much better. I don't know what I would do without you!
I will be vlogging tomorrow!!