A nice relaxing Friday night

My big brave boy has got 3 stitches centre front of his forehead, 2 Freddo frogs he is hoarding carefully until after lunch tomorrow and a big white bandage around his head too.

Sometime just before 7pm, Jas came a cropper with something (the end of the bed from what I can make out from the various stories and versions I’ve heard) and has a 2-2.5cm (1 inch) gash diagonally centre front of his forehead. It’s pretty deep too as far as a head wound can be. Still, it could have been worse. Had we been still living in Spotswood the evening would have been much harder and longer. A trip to hospital in Melbourne for us was to the Children’s hospital and involves waiting rooms of sick children and concerned parents. It’s a 20 minute drive to the hospital or longer in any form of traffic, several bucks for paid parking and then the long wait for over burdened hospital staff. Here? A 2 minute drive through town to the brand new hospital, unlimited free parking right out front and a waiting room filled with… Us! πŸ™‚ 2 nurses and a doctor all attending us with patience, time and heartfelt care. And we’re home again within 2 hours of the accident occurring. And the Freddo frogs came from the nurses too. πŸ˜€

We’re home now with all 3 kids tucked up in bed with a very relieved little sister comforted to know her big brother isn’t going to die (not that he was ever at risk of it I might add, just a very concerned little girl who kept her fears to herself) and that he is ok (she mightn’t be so impressed if he eats all his chocolate in front of her tomorrow). The carpet is cleaned (head wounds sure do make an awful mess) thanks to Allegra and Martin and finally, some time after 10pm this Friday evening does indeed begin to relax.

15 thoughts on “A nice relaxing Friday night

  1. River Runs says:

    Hi,   We had five children, four girls and a boy. We are now grandparents and loving it. I tell every one that the first thirty years are the hardest. Then the rest is a breeze. Take care, enjoy the journey………..chocolate and other essential treats help a lot.    Kind regards, Lyall and Susie Burgoyne Hunter Valley NSW          


    • Thanks. I can at least agree to the first 5 of those 30. Currently squished into far less than 1/4 of my bed due to 2 small people taking up the middle. *sigh* So much for a good nights sleep. Ah well, sleep is overrated anyway, right? πŸ˜‰

  2. Aw, sorry to hear about Jas’s accident, glad everything’s ok. I’d be happy with that sort of hospital treatment too, thankfully we’ve never been to accident & emergency, or hospital with the girls.

    • We’ve had a few runs with croup, once to Ballan and 2-3 times to the Childrens so I know how frustrating that can be. Orik has had one run for emergency, in an ambulance no less. One of his older siblings didn’t see him and went barreling along the hallway with a chair. Suspected dislocated or fractured shoulder but it turned out to be a strain only thank goodness.
      Jas is fine this morning although the anaesthetic wearing off wasn’t fun.

  3. Glad he is ok! Poor fella and poor mum!

  4. ingridlee@bigpond.com says:

    Ouch! Poor Jasper:( And poor Allegra getting a big fright! Hugs from Aunty Ing:) xx

    Sent from my iPhone

    • It seems Jasper inherited his mothers storytelling too. I don’t suppose you remember in prep when “something came flying along the corridor and hit me” just outside the staffroom in the form of a filing cabinet and an eyebrow? πŸ˜‰
      Hugs passed on to both.

  5. Linne says:

    I’m sorry to hear of Jasper’s ‘adventure’ . . . my youngest had lots of injuries, mostly to the head; they bleed like crazy, don’t they? The good news is he’s 40 now and still doing well; no sign of brain injury or anything. LOL Glad it all turned out ok, though, and that Allegra is now reassured; pretty scary stuff for a little one. Not to mention you poor parents. You may want to buy him that skateboard now and give him a head start . . . that’s what mine ended up doing; he skated pro for years, still skates for fun. (not to worry you or anything . . .) ~ Linne

    • He already has a skateboard, courtesy of the stuff found under the house from previous ownership. He used that to give his cousin a major shiner. *sigh*
      My brother was one of those kids that made private health insurance a completely worthwhile purchase. Each arm broken twice, fractured collarbone, broken growth bone in the leg, torn shoulder ligament, brick to the head and a gashed open hip (from memory) all by age 15 or so. Then there’s the further injuries received in adult years. Me? Nothing to write home about, just a dislocated elbow (of all the impossible…)
      And yes, head woulds do bleed like crazy, making them always seem much worse than they are (at least there is that relief at discovering a smaller wound than expected) but of course the added brain, eyes etc risk seems to add an extra element to. Boys will be boys though and just quietly I am surprised he’s made it to 1 month shy of his 5th birthday before making a trip to hospital. I doubt it will be the last trip.

  6. narf77 says:

    Another “normal” evening down on the farm I see! πŸ˜‰ Glad to hear that the hospital visit went well and that you didn’t have to wait for hours. Sounds like we might have to move to rural Victoria when we start to show our age πŸ˜‰

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