We've got another snow day today! I think this is the snowiest winter we've had in a while. I'm actually looking forward to having a laid-back day. I need to recoup from yesterday.
Yesterday I spent six hours in the doctor's office and the emergency room with Pinkerbelle. It really didn't seem like it was going to be that big of a deal. A couple of weeks ago, she smashed her finger in the car door. Eventually, it got infected and just wasn't getting better. So yesterday, I took her to the doctor, who took one look and sent us directly to the emergency room.
In fact, it really was a minor procedure, but it sure seemed like a big deal. At the ER, they took x-rays to make sure there wasn't a fracture (there wasn't) and then a team of five (!) professionals came into the room. They hooked her up to monitors...
...and administered nitrous oxide (which did not make her laugh, but more or less knocked her out)...
And then they lanced and drained the wound (ugh!).
They gave her a popsicle for being a trooper. They did not have treats for moms who manage to keep it together through the procedure. Of course, because I'm not good with this kind of thing, I had Craig meet us there, so I did have a support system.
Let me just say how profoundly grateful I am that our children are healthy and this was only our second trip to the ER ever in 13 years of parenthood, and that hospitals in general are foreign to us. We are blessed.