Monday, September 29, 2008

44 Hours Later!

Here is a picture of Sienna 44 hours after her accident. The swelling has gone down considerably during the last 18 hours and she even took a decent nap today. Sienna had a runny nose for about 12 hours after the accident (only out of the nostril on the side of her face that was injured) so I considered calling the doctor this morning, but her runny nose was gone when she woke up. YEA!
As if Sienna's accident wasn't enough to deal with, Chris ended up in the ER last night where he received 8 fun-filled stitches in his leg. As if I needed more injuries to worry about! Chris was getting leftover pizza out of the refrigerator (while he was holding Sienna) and somehow he managed to drop the whole platter (I wasn't in the room and it all happened so fast that no one is really sure what happened). We aren't sure if the platter sliced his leg on the way down to the floor or if pieces bounced off the floor and hit his leg, but he ended up with 2 pretty significant gashes in his leg. Of course Sienna was HYSTERICAL during the whole episode. Chris really didn't want to go to the doctor (he's managed to avoid any sort of doctor in the 8+ years that we've been together), but Chris' mom and I told him that he had to go. Luckily Chris' mom was already over here so she was able to drive him to the ER. Of course that left me to deal with both of the crazy kids all by myself. Everything was good until bedtime. Sienna became hysterical (again!) when I put her to bed and I was forced to implement the 5, 10, 15 minute cry it out method. Ordinarily her crying wouldn't bother me too much, but I felt so bad about her bruised face and guessed that it wasn't helping her any. After about an hour she finally fell asleep. Once Sienna was asleep, I didn't have to worry about her screaming keeping Brayden awake, so it was his turn for bed. Thank goodness he's still in an "easy to put to bed phase" because I was at my wits end at this point! Chris conveniently arrived home about 20 minutes later. We immediately sank into the couch and watched the rest of Grey's Anatomy. All I can say is that I am so glad that this weekend is can only get better from here, right????


Catrina said...

Bless your heart! I hope this week goes much better for you!