Kathy Petersen’s Blog

*Not* Seth’s day!

Posted in children by Kathy on August 27, 2008

Yesterday, Seth was climbing on a little kiddie musical table and fell, and scraped his chest and got “road rash” (for lack of a better term) from it. Then a few hours later, he was playing on our back deck and somehow got a huge (but very thin and flat) shard of wood under his big toenail — I think it went all the way to the base. Looking at it and thinking about it, my toes curl up and clench, it was so bad. I also wanted to vomit because it just looked so awful! I was afraid I wouldn’t be able to get it out — it looked like a giant splinter, and sometimes those are difficult to remove, but it actually came out pretty easily — the hardest part was getting him to hold still so I could grab it. Obviously, he didn’t want me touching his toes, but I had to do it. Within a few minutes, he was fine; but later that afternoon, he stubbed his toe or Keith ran over or into his toes with one of his cars and made it hurt again (as well as producing a tiny drop of blood, which proved my supposition that that’s what was hurting). Since last week Seth rolled himself off my mom’s bed and hit his head on the rocker of the rocking chair (you should have seen the huge goose egg that popped up!), I’m hoping that the next few days are uneventful that way. πŸ™‚

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  1. Barb Cerveny said, on September 1, 2008 at 6:03 pm

    Sounds like you need to get some homeopathic Arnica tablets for Seth.

  2. Kathy said, on September 1, 2008 at 6:55 pm

    Oh yeah, I actually have some of those, but couldn’t remember what they were for. I think I might have given them to him when he was really little for a cold or something. Will they help with his klutziness? πŸ™‚ J/K. He seems to be doing fine — his bump is completely gone, and his road rash is nearly so, and his toe looks okay — the nail is a bit black right at the tip — but I’ll give him some to help speed the healing. Thanks for the reminder! πŸ™‚

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