Sunday, February 10, 2008

Baby's first blood-stained shirt

Kem bonked her chin tonight and instantly burst out screaming, blood streaming from her mouth. Ironically she was right between Superman and I (fell against a chair he was sitting in) and so we both scooped her up and clumsily attempted to stop the blood and find its source. I never did get a good look at where the blood was coming from (I suspect she just bit her lip) but after sucking on a cold washcloth the bleeding stopped and Kem was back to her happy self.

It's funny how within seconds of her first scream and my first glimpse of all the blood my mind was already working out the shortest route to the ER and picturing stitches because of course she had bit through her lip and wondering how to do things on Superman's health insurance because we just (last week!) canceled our insurance through me.  None of it ended up mattering but my mind didn't wait to figure out if a trip to the ER was necessary, it just went there. Does anyone else think like me?

6 comments:

  1. Eep!And to my knowledge, nobody else thinks like you. ';)

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  2. Yet, when the time does come for the trip to the ER, you won't be panicking or over-reacting. But hopefully you still have a few years and Kem isn't you accident-prone child. :)

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  3. I don't necessarily have the "momthink" thing going on, but I'm definitely a worst-case-scenario kind of thinker, sometimes. For example, I find a spot on my skin and am convinced it's skin cancer and I have to face my own mortality and will my health plan cover chemo? and I go to the doctor and it's a wart. So I understand the thought process. :)

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  4. You mean your first instinct wasn't to grab your camera and document this event and then share it with the world? Your slipping...

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  5. Oh yes! I think all moms think like you! I'm just glad you didn't have to go in and that she's ok.

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  6. Are you kidding??? Does anyone else think like you??? Ah, YES!Give most any Mom an emergency or even a seeming crisis,... and she's likely to take it the whole nine yards,... Or More. All that aside, you're wise to have a response plan clearly mapped out in your mind. I call that being on your toes. Good Job, Mommy

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