Thursday, February 26, 2009

Talon is 5!! (with stitches)

Yesterday by little baby turned 5. He is such a good kid.

Monday after his swim lesson he busted his chin open playing. Hailey was still in her lesson, so Joe left and took him to urgent care.

I tried to call him when I was leaving swim lessons with Hailey and Lacy, but Joe's phone was dead. He called me from Urgent Care and said that they sent him away, because they don't do sutures in urgent care (don't get me started about that). Anyway, while we were both on our way to Banner Gateway I called Adelina. She told us not to go there because the ER was in Code Purple. Apparently that's bad. No place to put anyone and 21 people in the waiting room.!!

I couldn't call Joe, because his phone was still dead, and mine was slowly fading. I waited for him outside the ER and put the girls in the car with him and Talon, and we headed to a different Urgent Care. They were closed. We went to Phx Children's Hospital's Urgent Care. There were only about 4 kids in the waiting room. Sweet!
Talon was being soooo good. He had been holding the gauze on his chin for quite a while, so he had dad hold it for him so he could color. :o)

When we were finally called back, the nurse put some numbing gel on it and 20 minutes later we were on our way to getting stitches. (Joe said we could have gone home, looked it up on the Internet, got the supplies, and done it ourselves by now) We were kicking ourselves for leaving my car at the ER, so we were all stuck there with Hailey and the baby. Good thing they were all being so good!!!

Here's the gross paragraph if you want to skip it:
The nurse sprayed the wound with saline a lot and it opened up A LOT. When the doctor came in there were chunks sticking out. She tried to push it all in while she squeezed it together but couldn't get it all in there. She ended up doing a deep stitch with dissolve able string before she put six stitches on the outside layer. She had to cut out a little bit of the chunks in order to keep it clean. I REALLY wish that either one of our phones had enough battery to get a was GROSS!!

Basically Talon will have a scar on his chin just like every other boy. He absolutely amazed me while they were stitching him up. Every time she started sticking the needle in again he would ball up his fists really tight and then relax when she got it through. What a brave little boy!! I was so proud of him! While he was getting his stitches I asked him if he wanted me to tell him what he was getting for his birthday. He said, "no mommy, I told you, you can get me whatever you want." The nurse holding him almost started crying. He is such a great kid.

We had all of his cousins over at Grandma & Grandpa Horihan's house on Tuesday night for pizza and cupcakes. He had a great time playing with his cousins. When I got there, after softball practice, they were all sitting around the table eating pizza and nobody even noticed his stitches. I guess they are far enough under his chin that you can't see them unless he looks up.(left to right) Tyler, Braden, Hailey, Talon, Sydney and Lacy
Here he is opening his present from us. My friend Stephanie made it for him, and he couldn't have been more excited!!
What a STUD!

Last night, him and Hailey went upstairs to get ready for bed and I could hear a bunch of ruckus on the monitor (which is in Hailey's room), so I went up there and found Talon helping her clean her room. I ♥ those kids!!

Joe got him some Ben Ten toys and some more color wonder books, which are the only kind we let them have upstairs. I think he had a really great birthday.


The Jones Six said...

Happy Birthday, Talon! We hope you have a fun day!

laurie said...

I LOVE phx childrens. We had to go there for Rhett's arm and they were fabulous AND we were the only ones there! I'm actually quite glad your phones were dead, the written description was plenty. He is a great kid and Happy Birthday to him!

JIll said...

Wow! I had no idea. It sounds like he is a really brave kid! I'm glad he is ok and that he had a great birthday! See you Sunday.

Chef Tess said...

I love Talon and I haven't even officially met him yet! I'm so impressed with his little character already though. Oh, and I'm impressed with his fabulous sense of kitchen fashion...Chef Tess does like a good mini-chef! NICE! Now it's time to get on Etsy huh?