Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Dermabond: Not so amazing!

Well, as you can see, I'm not too good at keeping up with the blogging, but....

That "amazing invention" that I last wrote about, did not turn out to be so amazing! Dermabond did not bond to Jaden's chin for very long. We were back to the ER in 2 days (it should've lasted at least 7) to have it checked and then back the next day because it had completely come off. Needless to say, within 4 days after the fall, I was playing Nurse Mama and butterflying it myself.

Jaden is doing much better now. He is finally able to play in the water and sweat as much as he wants. :) Trying to keep a 4 yr old, active little boy down for a few days, was next to impossible.

We've had a lot of fun though with visits from friends and family to come this weekend. We have VBS this week every night and it is absolutely exhausting!

We start our new church site on September 7th so you'll probably start hearing a lot more about the preparations for that. Keep us in your prayers!

Maybe I'll be a little quicker with my next post. I think I'll write about our new found fun family place: the lake.....

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Amazing Inventions

People invent things everyday, but I was introduced to an absolutely amazing invention yesterday that I'd never heard of. It's called "Dermabond."

You see, I have a very accident prone child who had to visit the ER last night because he busted his chin open on the playground. After cleaning up the blood and getting a really good look at the cut, my husband and I decided Jaden probably needed to go see the "Dr." I called it the "Dr." so that he wouldn't get scared because of his last visit to the ER when he hit his head 2 years ago. I also avoided the dreaded word "stitches" because I didn't want to have to explain how a Dr. was going to use a needle and thread to sew him up.

The first thing Jaden did when I told him we were headed to the "Dr." was go and find his "ER bear" that the hospital gave him 2 years ago, the last time we visited the ER. He then requested to ride in the truck and away we went to the ER. (What's funny about this is that we have only been in this area for 2 1/2 weeks now and had no idea where the nearest hospital was. Jeremy had to run next door and ask.) Luckily it was only about 5 miles down the highway. We got half way there and Jaden finally asked, "mama, are we going to the ER?" I said, "well, is that ok if we are?" He said "yes, maybe they'll give me another bear and then I'll have 2 ER bears." How sweet.

We get tot he ER and find out that there is NO wait and we were in and out in 30 minutes. As far as ER visits go, this was the best ever except that they didn't have any bears to give away.

Ok, back to the invention part of this story. I was so scared to tell him what they were about to do and I asked the nurse if we really needed to be there. She said yes and that they could probably just glue it together with this new stuff called "dermabond." It's this glue like substance that the Dr. uses to hold cuts together instead of stitching. Nothing scary or painful about it. I was so thankful and blessed that we didn't have to go through the pain of stitches.

Thank you, God, for new inventions!