my sons' first head wound...
February 14, 2007 7:43am CST
My little boy (2 1/2 years old) had his first head wound yesterday. he was chasing his new dog, slipped on the rug and hit his head on the metal door frame. The amount of blood that spewed from his precious head is unimaginable. I cried.. he cried.. it was Horrible. Worst of all, the hubby was in another city on business with the van.. and I was worried I would have to ride in an ambulance with him and a five month old on my lap.. but he eventually stopped bleeding, and I got him to the doc. Everything is fine. The doc. opted NOT to put in stitches, as the location of the cut would make it VERY difficult, and my son would probably be traumatized by it. SO we bought some liquid bandage, and Neosporan and that has helped to stop the bleeding. But those few minutes, when he was bleeding so bad, were probably some of the scariest of my life. He was covered in blood in a matter of seconds.. all over his entire body (down to his toes), I rely heavily on my faith, and thank God that it was not worse. Since his little fall, every time he even stumbles I worry, thinking he will reopen his cut. It seems he is always falling or jumping off dangerous things. I swear he's going to give me a heart attack by the time he's five. (:
21 Feb 07
I had 5 boys and head wounds sure can be nasty. The first time it happened in our house I was hysterical. The doctor reasured me that head wounds can really cause alot of bleeding, even if it is superficial. I feel for you . Just brace yourself for the next one! Just do not have anymore boys, they cause premature greying of the hair lol.
• Marion, Kansas
17 Feb 07
When just a teen babysitting, I learned that head wounds bleed wonderfully, and that no matter how you try to warn and protect, certain children will get hurt, and it will look AWFUL. I believe that ice slows the bleeding of head wounds, or at least that was what I was told about thirty six years ago. Also direct pressure, adding new layers of bandage, which is what I have been taught more recently. He may just be one destined to end up well marked.
• United States
14 Feb 07
My son is now 10 yrs old, but at 2 1/2 he had to have 13 stitches in the side of his head. To this day it was the most horrible thing I have ever gone through with one of my children. I have three, and he is my middle child. Since then he has been none stop. The craziest accidents, When he was 4 he stood up in the tub and slipped and sent his top front tooth through his bottom lip, then when he was racing with his older brother when he was 5 and his brother thought he would trip him to win the race and broke his leg, then at 7 he was running in the house and hit his hand on the wall and broke the bone on the side of his hand. The Dr couldn't beleive he broke only that bone. He has done better the past few years. But I think the big one in the begining made the others seem smaller. My other two have had no major accidents or breaks only my middle one. I always want to put him in a little bubble.
• United States
14 Feb 07
Yes, I know how you feel about wanting to put him in a bubble.. (: Yesterday I let him watch t.v. all day because I didn't want him to hurt himself any MORE.. I don't know how much more My heart can handle right now. (: Thanks for the response.. YOur son's accidents made me cringe and I pray to God none of my kids do any of that.. but it seems we are heading down that path. (: