Friday, August 7, 2009

Not for the faint of heart

**warning--I have included pictures of our latest injury**
Dallin lost a battle with the pruning shears yesterday.
It felt like this.

Thankfully we were able to forgo our traditional bed in the hall of our local E.R. in favor of a very posh room (warm blankets, quiet bed and valium to relax)at the plastic surgeon's office. (He's in our ward--don't you love ward families!)

After checking the too-close-for-comfort nerve bundle and tendon (both were okay), click on the picture to see the GORY details...

Dallin got to have a very pretty Zoro style incision stitched up.

His finger is swollen at least twice the size of the finger next to it but he is doing great. It is a little more sore than stitches usually are (we have a lot of experience with this) because of all the exploring inside the incision. But he is happy to be out of dishes duty and lawn mowing.

In other news, Dallin's CT scan showed that the marble sized bone growth behind his ear is a benign tumor called a mastoid osteoma No worries and no reason to remove it unless it really gets too big. So all is well.

Our other injured child, Benson, is bouncing around the house like a little monkey. He tries to tell me that he can't make his bed (or unload the silverware or whatever) because he has a broken bone. It isn't getting him too far any more. Poor kid. :)


Nicole said...

I feel for you Kim! We had TWO broken arms this summer (Corbin and Rex). Hang in there!

Spencer P. said...

Do you take your camera everywhere?

Kimberly said...

No but I grabbed it on the way out the door because I knew Landon would want to see all the details. And it's fun to take pictures!

VicandNanc said...

SERIOUSLY!... I think you should change the title of your blog to "Surviving the ER"!!!

Ash said...

that is gross.