The terrifing things kids do

@addysmum (1225)
Canada
March 22, 2008 9:20pm CST
My oldest scared the life right out of me today. We where all playing outside on the deck, he was running around playing Batman when he tripped and fell off the deck onto his head. He landed on a rock and cut his forehead. It only took me a second to get to him and there was blood everywhere. I live just blocks from the hospital, thank goodness. He has a T shaped cut and a straight cut in the middle of his forehead and it took 7 stitches to close the 2 cuts up. No damage other then that, again thank goodness. All is well except I think my heart still hasn't started beating. I hate it when my kids hurt themselves but with my training in first aid and the work I did before becoming a mother I can keep a level head and hold it together until the kids are off to bed. My husband panics. This isn't the first time he has done something like this. He fell and broke his nose when he was 2. He is my son through and through, totally accident prone. How about it, got any of those scare the life right out of mom and dad stories you wish to share?
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@muscare (3069)
• Australia
23 Mar 08
Ok, that would have scared the hell out of me, I'm glad he is ok. One incident I remember was when my 5yr old 'jumped' of the top of the slide, luckily it wasn't a really high one, but we had told him not to, as he was going through a phase where he thought he could fly, no matter what we told him. He hit his face in the dirt, and when we got to him his mouth was full of blood, but it turned out he'd only scratched his gum. I think it is the initial dread of what you are going to find, and the different type of cry that really scares me. It could have turned out a lot worse, but I guess my son learnt a lesson that day!
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@cadri4n (45)
• United States
23 Mar 08
I have a 4 year old. So every minute of the day my heart is just pumping out of my chest. He hasn't really been hurt bad enough to take a trip to the ER. But anything as small as a scratch or a bump makes my heart ache so much. I can only imagine the anguish you felt when you saw the blood. My son busted his lip on a toy and when I saw blood I thought there go all his teeth! As mothers we can't help but worry and sometimes worry means PANIC.
@cripfemme (7718)
• United States
23 Mar 08
I don't have kids, but apparently when I was a kid I was accident prone. One time I was running down ahill full speed, slid on some gravel and was thrown out of the chair. Another time, right after I got my first electric wheelchair I wasn't paying attention to how clost I was to the edge of a step and flew over it. I'm surprised my parents let me keep driving an electric wheelchair after those two incedents and when I have kids I'm sure thye'll scare me too. I think it's something all kids do, however unintentionally.
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@asgtswife04 (2482)
• United States
23 Mar 08
well my oldest son, when he was about 7, was at his dad's house and had climbed up on a dresser. he fell of and just about cut his whole tounge off with his teeth. he had to be rushed to the hospital and sedated to get his tounge sewed back on. it was horrifying and i didn't even hear about it until they were already there at the hospital. i did really well though. i rushed there and stood by him the whole time holding his hand and trying to comfort him, but it was definitely hard to watch. God bless
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@tessah (6621)
• United States
23 Mar 08
i have two daughters, 18 and 7, and over the years theres been lots of those heart stopping trip & falls. thankfully, nothing ever serious that required medical. i think the worse with my eldest was when she was around 5 years old. she was playing quietly in her room and i herd her scream and went running. shed been playing ballerina, with her eyes closed for some reason, and walked into the corner of the bureau drawer handle. there was blood everywhere, all over her face, the floor, her bed, literally, everywhere! i plopped her up onto the kitchen counter and grabbed a wet towel to find exactly where shed impaled herself. after getting her cleaned up, it was a teeeensy tiny little mark on her cheekbone. dont face / mouth / head wonds just bleed like crazy for a scratch?? lol with the little one it wasnt even an accident. she didnt get hurt at all. i was in the kitchen doing the dishes, she was in the livingroom i THOUGHT coloring in her books. when i finished up and went in to check on her.. there she is, halfway up the wall heading towards the ceiling using the drapes as a repel line!! she was a good four and a half feet off the floor mid-air! my heart jumped into my throat, and i ran over quickly and scooped her off the wall and set her on the floor. she was 4 at the time, and the only blood loss that day was mine when i put my own teeth through my lip to keep from screaming and scaring her LOL
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@mummymo (23707)
23 Mar 08
How horrible! i know how scary it is when they do this sort of thing - I have had my fair share of trips to accident and emergency department - more than my fair share if I am honest! lol I know exactly what you mean by keeping it together til the kids are off the scene - then you just break down in floods of tears right? Or am I the only one like that? My daughter Niamh fell all the way down the stairs when she was 3 and landed on her head at the bottom! We have concrete floors with carpet on top and she had fallen down a flight of 16 stairs, my heart stopped beating I swear it really did, the little madam got up gave her head a little rub and proclaimed herself to be fine! One of many stories! xxx
@kblakley (248)
• United States
24 Mar 08
I can totally relate to you, just this past week my 2 yr old fell down our stairs to the basement and I swear it took hours for my heart to get back normal. But he just cried a little, mostly I think because it scared him and he was back on the stairs again within 5 minutes. He also fell down our front steps which is about 5 steps and total concrete, that one really messed me up, I even had nightmares from that one. I watched the whole thing, but cried for only a minute and was ready to go bye-bye again.
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@mummymo (23707)
24 Mar 08
First of all kblakely can I say welcome to mylot and I hope you enjoy it here! I do understand how you felt when your son fell down the stairs, twice! Some kids are like that - we have to keep our eye on them twice as much as other kids! My daughter is 6 now and I cannot begin to tell you how accident prone she is still! I pray that your little'un grows out of these things far quicker than my daughter did! xxx
23 Mar 08
Oh how I can relate to this one! When my oldest daughter (she's 19) was little she fell off the top step of the school bus and hit her head on the curb. The school called me and told me that I needed to come and get her and take her to the ER. All I could hear in the background was her screaming and crying. I got there in less than 5 minutes and the bump on her head was already the size of a softball!! She ended up spending 3 days in the hospital, both eyes swelled shut and she's has seizures every since. She's has many other accidents as has my youngest but NONE like this one. Renee
@shaunbt (13)
23 Mar 08
a couple of years ago,my two kids were playing cricket on holiday my 4 year old was stood behind my twelve year old,waiting to catch the ball,he swung at the ball spun round and hit him staight in the nose/face there was blood all over,i was terrified we got him to hospital straight away,they did some scans on his head and nose but luckíly everything was ok,we got back to our campsite later on that day,when we got there the little one now with one eye swollen and closed,and steristrips on his nose said "dad can we have a another game of cricket!!!!!!!!". i dont think so i said !.bless him.
@kezabelle (2985)
23 Mar 08
Mine youngest is accident prone just like me although I at least being partially sighted have good reason to be accident prone, she does not lol. Her worst accident was running from her sister and falling and cutting her head open on the wall it only needed glueing but it bled everywhere, my eldest has also done the whole cutting her head open she did it on a coffee table and still has the scar now although its not too big.
@gabs8513 (48716)
• United Kingdom
23 Mar 08
I am so glad that he is ok The biggest Scare I ever got is when my Daughter was 2 and my Son 5 he came running through to me to tell me his Sister had jumped out of his Window, now we lived on the bottom Floor but the Window was still high of the ground for a 2 Year old I ran out and she was sitting there laughing telling me she wanted to do it again. She was not hurt. My Ex Husband had left the Window open as I guess none of us would have believed she would do that She had no fear when she was little believe me
@littleone3 (2065)
23 Mar 08
There has been many times when my children have done something that has left my heart in my mouth. I remember when my eldest was nine months he was climbing up on to an armchair and fell back straight on to the hearth he cut his head open. I rushed him to A & E but luckily he just missed out on having stiches as the cut wasnt quite big enough to warrant them. Another time was new years day, this year, my 10 year old daughter decided that it would be a good idea to jump over my youngest highchair and mangaed to get a splinter under her big toe nail. We could not get it out so had to take her to the hospital where she had half her toe nail removed.
@smilyn (2964)
• United States
23 Mar 08
Relax, you are not alone in the world of scared parents..My son is just 2 years old. But the games he play and the way he plays them really makes me and my hubby scared..But he will run as though nothing had happened. Earlier I was very frightened whenever he falls. But later when another parent from the mom's club advised me, I became little resistent. It is only when we are afraid or scared, the kids enjoy it and play more threatening games..Actually these games threaten us but the way the kid balances itself and runs back again is awesome..Nowadays I stay calm when my son falls down. He just gets up and rubs himself in the hurt spot and continues with the game..Life has many more risky things..These kids will be very strong mentally and physically against any hardships in the future..Do not worry. Just ask our son to be careful while he plays games.
@ElicBxn (60884)
• United States
23 Mar 08
My brother and I were playing with the baseball when I was in second grade before school one morning. I was pitching so he could hit it and he hit a line drive that I dived out of the way of but got hit in my sholder. My mom was concerned enough that she came and checked on me at school. I don't remember what all happened, but I was all right. I think she was concerned that it might've been more injured than it turned out to be.