Sometimes, you see a kid with scrapes and cuts all over their legs and think “wow, that kid must fall a lot… or be really adventurous.”
And then other times, you see a kid with bruises all over their face and body and you think “what the hell is wrong with that kid’s parents?!”
That kid is Zana. And I have no idea what in the hell is wrong with her parents. We can’t seem to keep her injury free for more than a day. Check out the latest “boo boo” on her head. They’re scabs right now… scabs that have been opened and then healed twice already.
And these aren’t the first ones. Zana has had two black eyes and this golf ball sized lump on her head:
I rushed to the ER when that one happened, worried sick. Meanwhile, Lira’s main concern was whether this meant she could eat Zana’s goldfish… you can see the concern on her face in the background of the photo above.
Lessons learned at the ER:
- An outward lump is much better than an inward lump.
- If your kid is crying, that’s a good thing/
- Vomiting isn’t good, but it isn’t necessarily horrible either.
- The main concerns are changes in pupil size and dizziness. Also, you can feel to find out if the lump is “crunchy,” which obviously isn’t good.
The thing is, Zana isn’t even clumsy. She’s just wild! Always jumping off the highest thing she can find, sprinting full-speed into anything in her path.
Nobody’s called child protective services on us yet, so that’s exciting. But I hate to see the kind of damage she can do to herself as she gets older.
Has anyone else raised a wild child? Any tips?
Yes, you’ve met Logan. He’s six and somehow still has all of his limbs. We are just lucky. He’s currently sporting a massive scrape/ bruise combo on his cheek and chin from a bike spill. Not to mention about 30 bruises on his legs and arms. One time when he was 2, we took him to the ER twice in one week. I have no wisdom for you. Just know you are not alone. And there is alcohol, both to sterilize her wounds and to numb your insides.
I love that alcohol is multi-purpose.
And I’m glad to know that there’s hope of Zana making it to Elementary School in one piece! But her modeling career is officially over, thanks to the scars on her face.
We went to the ER so many times one year with our broken-limbed boy some hospital service called us .. In Spanish of course, as they assume everyone with a certain name only speaks Spanish and is here illegally..
Seriously?! How many ER visits does it take before that happens?
Just three 🙂
Theresa Cianciolo says
Besa, Friday evening, our ER had to call in a plastic surgeon’s PA to sew up Reagan’s ear after he fell off our couch onto the coffee table. I say fell, but yours truly had back turned talking to Dad as Reagan was “twirling” on the sofa. Talk about a bad mommy moment…almost a week later and the guilt hasn’t subsided. Two days later, he tripped on our patio pavers and put a huge knot on his forehead–the latest of dozens. He has busted open his lips, scraped up his knees, burned his hand on a gas fireplace glass that I didn’t realize was still hot, had countless lumps on his head and now stictches. It feels horrible… I want to bubble wrap him. But, the best you can do is the best you can do…and hold your breath.
I feel your pain! You cant turn your head for a second. Never ever. Ever. And even when you are looking at them, these things happen so fast.
Our poor babies… how’s Reagan’s ear doing?
Theresa Cianciolo says
Besa, he’s doing GREAT! When we went back for his post check, the doc said that when he’s 20…or so…no one will even know “unless they look real close.” In the interim, everyone seems to ask, “What happened to his ear?” Sigh. Now we’re dealing with preschool illnesses…SIGH. Croup…from his FIRST DAY! I’m thinking this worrying thing is now a way of life.
Croup?! No! I feel your pain. I don’t think we’ve all been 100% healthy since 1972.
If she smizes really well no one will notice……
We work on it constantly, so hopefully she’ll get the smizing down. Also the posing H-2-T (head to toe in Tyra-speak)
LOL on the modeling career comments! We don’t have an adventurer on our hands. Or maybe we just have really uptight parents that don’t let him for a second be adventurous. I say, a little of both is needed b/c kids need to explore and learn the consequences of jumping too high or going to fast. Tks for the tips on ER trips and bumps. Crunchy lump, I’d die!