Yesterday, I was holding the baby in bed and Liam was bouncing around on the bed. He is just tall enough to reach the fans lowest chain (the one that turns the light on), but not quite tall enough to reach the shorter chain (for the fan). The fan was off and I, like a dummy, said, “Are you tall enough to reach the short chain to turn the fan on for papa?” Naturally, he tries…he loses his balance and tumbles right off the bed, hits his head on the dresser and ends up with a gash in his head. We take him to KidMed and he ends up getting 4 staples in his head.
He’s fine now. I stayed up last night to make sure he didn’t roll over onto it and it should be OK tonight for him to roll on it. Here are a couple shots of the injury (sorry if anyone is squeamish). McDonalds Ice cream made it all better after the staples were put in…but the staples themselves made him scream bloody murder. The only numbing they gave him was me holding an ice pack on his head for 20 minutes. He took it like a champ, though.
6 kids - never had any that had to have external staples.