I bit of a tough afternoon for our tough guy
The day was going very well and the sound of Deqlans laughter and Nanna's enjoyment , running after her doggies was music to my ears as i tried to get through the afternoon's work.
Out of nowhere, Deqlan let out a whale of distress, and i immediately popped my head out the window to see what was wrong. There came Nanna holding Deqlan, in tears " Samm, Deqlan fell and he needs stitches again!" No, no, no , no - not again, this cant be happening again. The same place on his chin, for the 3rd time in 6 months!!! Our last trip for stitches was only 7 weeks ago!!!
Otto and Deqlan were running after each other and Otto got under Deqlans feet, resulting in a forward tumble onto the concrete paving. Deqlan landed on his poor little chin, again.
I was so selfish, saying I couldnt do it again, i couldnt see Deqlan being held down screaming while some doctor puts the pieces of his chin together. I cant do it again. Never mind how my poor guy must have been feeling
After i cried my eyes out to Mark, Nanna and i pulled ourselves towards ourselves and started packing the bags to go to the hospital.... poor Nanna was back in tears saying it was her fault, because it happened while she was watching Deqlan- of course it wasnt, i tried to calm Nanna down, but it still didnt make her feel any better
Deqlan was an absolute star through the whole ordeal, even letting the nurses get his pulse , but definitely not his temperature. Unfortunately , we waited an hour and a half to be seen as casuality was unbelievably busy and had a code blue, while we were there. I do hope the little boy is much better today Lord.
Dada, joined us at the hospital and became part of the entertainment crew - to occupy a 35 month old for this amount of time in a little hospital room is quite a job! Nannas phone came to the rescue again as Deqlan calmed down watching his favorite bunnies from Hopla bouncing around.
Eventually, the doctor joined us. He leaned underneath Deqlan , who was sitting on the bed, to be greeted by a few taps of Deqlans hands on his bald head - the doctor started laughing as did Deqlan who thought this new trick was awesome! He even tried to play the drums on his head as we lay him down to have his stitches done!
They wanted to give Deqlan something to calm him down or sedate - from our previous experience we gave a definite no and let the doc know we were sitting in the room while they did the stitches. Poor little Deqlan was wrapped up in a blanket, to keep him from moving to much with two nurses holding his body and face down - i hate that part. I tried to sing and say the alphabet and all the things that Deqlan usually loves doing, but of course no one would be interested in them in this position.
The wound is very untidy and still looks a bit open to us - but we think that the doctor re inforced with additional stitching this time - and we are going to leave them in till next week Wednesday to give it the best chance of healing - we see at least 4 stitches - we not to concerned about what the scar looks like, but rather that it doesnt get infected!!
Deqlan already pulled the dressings off the stitches, we tried two different ones and is already trying to pull the stitches out himself - so we are watching him like a hawk today!
We are also going to chat to Liezl about how to teach Deqlan to put his hands out in front of him when he falls to try and prevent this happening so often (please never again!!) Any ideas?
Have a lovely day and please pray for a speedy recovery for our brave boy
God Bless, lots of love
Mark Samm Deqlan Logan
BE STILL AND KNOW THAT I AM GOD