Tuesday, November 27, 2007

New project

Okay so last night my DH brought home this package filled with stuffing and 3 skeins of yarn and so what else could I do but start the little stuffed animal I told my dear friend Dawn I would make for her son Nick. I'm not telling what this will be when finished since I want it to be a surprise but do expect more pictures as I finish more of it. And since he likes blue like his momma she sent me this soft multi-colored blue yarn. This is what I completed as of last night. Since the yarn is 2 ply it will be a bit smaller than Eley (who I made earlier this year for her son Chris) which I used 4 ply. I like making these stuffed animals. Their so much fun to create and I love the smiles it puts on the kids faces.

On a scary side I went through something awful yesterday. I was cleaning my kitchen and my little one was playing by the front door. I had forgotten there was a trash bag with broken glass in it that her dad was suppose to take out that morning and forgot. Anyway she came running in crying and her right hand was sliced open pretty good. She had cut her hand on a piece of glass poking out of the bag. You could see the insides of her hand tendons and all. I knew she needed stitches so I called her dad to come home immediately and by the time he got home I had the bleeding slowed to a crawl. I tossed a sterile cloth over it and we took her to the clinic her on base and the head pediatrician looked at and then told us he didn't have time to fix her up right now as he had to take care of triage and some other things (I was pissed!) and said he would give us a numbing cream and we should go to the klinikum (German hospital) so we sat for 15 minutes and waited for this cream and then off to the klinikum we went. By the time we got there she had stopped crying and was doing ok. They sent us to surgery and their Dr made my heart skip a beat. He said she may have cut her tendons and may need surgery. She wouldn't bend her pinky finger for the Dr, nurse or her daddy so I told her is she wanted ice cream she needed to bend her fingers and I shode her on my hand and she just copied me so thankfully no surgery but it took 3 of us to hold her down while he put in 3 stitches. They used a local anesthetic before stitching her up but I don't think it worked. She fought and screamed at the Dr the whole time. My DH and I couldn't believe the anger she had and he finally understood the kind of strength I had been telling him she had. Once he stopped stitching her up she stopped crying and allowed the nurse to clean her wound (she had bleed all over the table and her arm) and bandage her up and then the nurse gave her a tootsie pop and she was excited to finally be going bye bye. The stitches have to stay in for 14 days and then the clinic here on base can remove them for her. But I was still scared all that blood coming out and seeing inside her hand. She is doing good now, she ran into a wall in the niddle of the night and fell on her hand so I gave her more ibuprofen and stayed with her until she drifted off to sleep.

6 comments on "New project"

Chiloe on Tuesday, November 27, 2007 2:14:00 AM said...

Oh my god!!! What a scare :-o I don't understand how an on base doctor won't take time to take care of a bleeding child! If this is not an emergency, I don't know what is an emergency for him ... Hope she will feel better soon (((hugs and kisses to her )))

Anonymous said...

OMG, what a scary accident! Thank goodness she didn't sever a tendon - I did once and the recovery wasn't fun, believe me! I would have been pissed at that base Dr too - what a jerk!

Marita on Tuesday, November 27, 2007 1:38:00 PM said...

Oh god how scary. Must have been a relief for you that she didn't sever a tendon.

Praying she heals quickly and cleanly.

Mylene on Wednesday, November 28, 2007 3:38:00 PM said...

Sorry to hear about the accident. Hope it heals up pretty quickly.

patternnuts on Wednesday, November 28, 2007 8:51:00 PM said...

Oh hugs for you and your little sweetie. Makes us always wish we could take all the pain and fear for them, doesn't it?

Lelia on Thursday, November 29, 2007 2:58:00 PM said...

Oh my. So sorry to hear the news. I remember those days all too well. My heart would be beating so fast & hard, and I'd feel faint, and worried, and ... yeah, you know. Take care.


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