Long Day

What a day. Yesterday seems like weeks ago. We did our usual chores this morning, decorated cookies, started to clean out a closet, pulled out some bad sewing stitches to redo, did some errands, and then went to the County Fair.

This evening, right before heading to Child #2’s tumbling lesson, Child #3 comes up to me in tears because of a hurt knee. The quarter-size, black-and-blue knob on this child’s knee immediately gets my complete attention. A quick call to a neighbor for a second opinion yields not only the opinion that we should go to the emergency room immediately but also that said neighbor would take care of taking Child #2 to tumbling.

Here's what it looked like on Day 2

Here's what it looked like on Day 2

We didn’t have an x-ray and the triage nurse thinks it is a ‘soft tissue’ bruise. We were instructed to apply ice periodically (ever try that with a two-year-old?) and give children’s Motrin for the next 24-48 hours. I usually have buckets of Children’s Motrin, but I have none in the house currently.



About doucementgently

I'm a thirty-something female with loads of kids, a great husband, and lots of things on my mind. I plan on blogging about homeschooling, personal finance, the economy in the U.S., politics, family life, and the things my children do.
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