Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Another First: School Nurse Visit

Living with Mr. Accident Prone, who had both stitches and a broken arm before he was 3 years old, I knew this particular first would likely happen sooner than later. The third week of school, however, is even sooner than I expected. Luke visited the school nurse for the first time today. They were outside for P.E. and he tripped and fell on the concrete. It's mostly grass and sand out there, so that alone took talent. He ended up with a scrape about 1 inch (2.5 cm) wide and 4 inches (10 cm) long running down the front of his left shin. Looks more like someone scratched him with a sharp wire brush or something, just a bunch of very narrow scratches running vertically down his leg. Most are very shallow, just enough to show red on his skin or very lightly scab over. Looks like a few of them got deep enough to really bleed at the bottom.

The teacher's note said the nurse cleaned it and put a bandaid on it. We bathed him and put our own antibiotic ointment bandaid on it, per his request (it would have been fine without one). I'm sure it will be mostly healed by the end of the weekend. I guess it's good that his first incident was minor and we got it out of the way early, but knowing my son, it will not be the last time the nurse sees him this year.

Currently feeling: grateful the owie was minor

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