Apparently I never wrote about Rhayn and my trip to the emergency room back in October or maybe I did and just can not locate that post.
Regardless of all of that, back in late October I was taking a bath whilst the girls watched a movie. It happens often at this house. I need some time to myself. They are a few rooms away and I can relax in a hot soaky bath of my own filth.
On this particular evening the girls were laughing hysterically from my room while I tried to relax. After a short time, I hear crying, and Gwennie comes running in to the bathroom, strips and, still crying climbs into the tub with me. I get out of her that Rhayn was spinning the chair and she fell off. Not a biggy, no damage done.
Fast forward about twenty minutes or so. I was on my computer (like always if you ask Rhayn) and she tells me her head hurts. I finally drag my hand from the mouse to feel her head. There is a bump there. It feels... sticky? Oh no- blood. I call people, and finally get someone to calm me down and she offers to watch Gwen while I take Rhayn to the ER.
Rhayn ended up with NO stitches or staples or anything. They. "tied". her. hair. Weird, but I was tired and didn't care at that point.
Zip right along a few months. It is not healing, in fact it looks worse. The scab keeps oozing and has grown from the dime sized cut area to encompass more of a silver dollar size. The center is bulging and if you push on it, greenish pus comes out. I clean it repeatedly. But it never really looks better. I search the house for anitibiotic cream (had been using hydrogen peroxide on it and leaving it alone before that.)
She stood very still while I clean the sore area, and pin her hair away from it. The scab came off fairly easily. But the red part that should have been healing was bulging out. I press on it and she yells that it hurts.
We keep her hair pinned away from it for a few days, letting the gash dry out comepletly. All the while applying neosporin a few times a day. The second day, it seemed to "pop" and the sore started looking normal. Yesterday I had my friend's pediatrician huband look at it. He told me to watch it, make sure it does not look MORE red, but that it appeared to be healing.
I would have taken her to the doctor last week, but it was New Years, we had company, etc. It just wasn't the best time. I know they would have just cleaned it and given her a prescription for an antibiotic.
Luckily everything looks so much better today. I think she will have to avoid showers for a few more days. I had her take one tonight and the wetness made the sight look horrid again.