Wednesday, October 10, 2007

If Only the ER Had a Frequent Flyer Program...

This afternoon at 2:30 I came home to find the following note on the door:


The fact that the arrow was pointing away from Neighbors' apartment only threw me off for a moment. So I picked LD up from Mr. Neighbor, came back home, put him down for a nap, and enjoyed my afternoon. At 5:30 S-Boogie came home with this:


There are seven stitches under that Band-Aid. According to the preschool teacher, the conversation after S-Boogie's fall went something like this:

S-Boogie: AAAHH!!! THE PAIN!!! IT HURTS!!! MY CHIN!!! HORRIBLE MURDER MOST FOUL!!! MY CHIN, IT HURTS!!! MAKE THE PAIN STOP!!! AAAHHH!!!

Teacher: Come with me, S-Boogie, let's get that cleaned off.

S-Boogie: WHY DOES THE PAIN NOT STOP?!!! HORRIBLE, HORRIBLE PAIN!!! THE SKY IS FALLING!!! ALL IS LOST!!! DEATH, I HEAR YOU CALL MY NAME!!!

Teacher: We should put a Band-Aid on that.

S-Boogie: OH, THE PAI-- Band-Aid? Can I have a Dora Band-Aid? I like Dora Band-Aids.



According to FoxyJ, the three hours at the hospital went something like this:

Doctor: Ooh, that looks deep. We're going to need stitches.

S-Boogie: Is that Batman over there I watch Batman with my daddy and did you see my clothes I'm wearing Halloween clothes I'm going to be Supergirl for Halloween hey everyone look at me I'm the cutest little girl ever and I'm oh so happy to be here where I get Play-Doh and colored pencils and stickers and cool Band-Aids and look at me look at me tell me how cute I am yes I know I'm beautiful tra la la.

Doctors and Nurses and Random Passersby: Ahh, aren't you so precious? Say something else, cute little girl, so we can tell you how amazingly cute you are again.



I figured she'd do something that required stitches sooner or later. I am mainly grateful that I was not there when it happened. The chin-splitting fall or the stitches.

7 comments:

Kengo Biddles said...

I particularly enjoyed your representation of her conversation with the teacher pre-bandaid. :)

Th. said...

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I hear conversation one so bleeding often.

Earth Sign Mama said...

The Magic Power of Dora bandaids.

Cricket said...

Poor kiddo!! You guys need to get a punch card for the ER (get your 10th visit free)

Cricket said...

I have a question unrelated to the story...

How did you get your stat counter to register keyword hit? mine shows Zero. After 3,000 hits, you would think that SOMEONE came from a search engine...

Mr. Fob said...

Cricket--I'm not sure what I did. I don't recall doing anything. Sorry, I'm not much help on this one.

-L- said...

Both ERs I've worked in has had frequent flyers--but if you score that designation, you usually don't get better service. :-) And you might not get pain meds even if it really does hurt. Little girls are probably exempt from FF status.