20090106

Is it healed yet?

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.

7 comments:

cristina said...

that is really scary! i hope it heals up soon . . . thankfully it's under the hair . . .

lvh said...

neosporin is the absolute best. Back in the summer of 1974, alexshuman fell out of the backseat of the car onto the pavement (back before seat belts, car seats and all that safety stuff) in Superior as I was turning a corner (after stopping at the DQ). Her face on one side looked pretty bad - kind of like mushed hamburger. Took her to the ER and they cleaned it and gave me neosporin - a week later, her face was pretty much healed - couldn't believe how quickly that stuff worked. Since then, it's a staple at the VH home.

bodaat said...

Eeeks. Goodness, I'm glad that she is feeling better and that it is healing better.

InMyHead said...

Hi Love. Try lavender oil. I will try to remember a bottle tomorrow. It works miracles no antibiotic can. Tammi S swore by it once for a bad cut Cemantha had and I have never looked back. I use it for every open wound.

Pen-nut said...

So sorry - watch it carefully. I hope she is feeling better really soon.

Amie said...

oh dear! this happened in october? Why do you think it's taking so long to heal?

Amy said...

All my years in medicine and I have never heard of such a thing! I'm glad you had a doctor check it out to ensure it is nothing serious. But still!

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