when uncle matt came over for dinner, he had a look at it, cleaned it out (while ben screamed), and bandaged it up. ben seemed to be fine. it helped that it was just a pinky on his left hand - doesn't really get in the way that much. and this morning, seemed fine again.
|his giant bandage|
this afternoon, we went to the walk in clinic to get a better bandage on it and have a doctor double check that it was clean and everything. as you know, ben doesn't have a great repport with doctors. he asked to see our dr. d but i explained that he was too far away to go there today. i was nervous to be there with two kids - i had to hold avery so how was i going to hold ben if he melted down? we sat in the waiting room at the clinic for an hour until we were finally called. up to this point, he'd done pretty well. we get into the little room and there's a poster on the wall showing the insides of your ear, face, and throat and i remembered that there's a poster like that in the room at dr. d's office so when i saw ben looking nervously at it, i told him what it was. i explained that this is what it looks like inside all these parts and he seemed okay with the poster after that. i told ben that after he was done with the doctor, i had a lollipop for him in my bag. then doctor came in. this sounds rude but he would probably admit himself that he's a bit of a scary looking dude. some scarring on his face and his nose seems to be missing a chunk...but he's very kind. he said, "so this is benjamin?" and ben's lower lip trembled a little. he asked, "how old are you, ben?" and ben was happy to say "i'm 2." then ben said, "i have no more soothers when i turn 3." which was gibberish to the doctor so i interpreted. the doctor thought the finger looked fine (whereas i gasped audibly when i saw it again) so he cleaned it and put steri-strips (teeny tiny sticky strips) all over the wound.
ben. never. cried. at. all. AT ALL! it was amazing! i was so proud of him. when he was finished, i handed him his lollipop before we even left the office. it was well deserved.
|the kids in the waiting room - |
yes, i let them play with the toys...we were there OVER AN HOUR!
|as of tuesday morning |
(yes, that's tim's mountain biking helmet)
|close up - already the strips are starting to peel away! augh!|